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Sanjay Leela Bhansali Opens Up After Facing Criticism About Historical Inaccuracies In Heeramandi : The Diamond Bazaar

Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali has made his digital debut with the web series Heeramandi:The Diamond Bazaar. The show is about the Indian Independence Movement during the British rule.

Finally Bhansali has responded about all the criticism which he had to face for the historical Inaccuracies in Heeramandi. The debut web series of Bhansali have received mixed reactions due to the concerns about the authenticity of the depiction of pre-independence India from 1920s to the 1940s. In a recent interview with Baradwaj Rangan for Galatta Plus Bhansali revealed that his cinema will be always be unsubtle, indelicate and larger-than-life.

Bhansali said, “In my mind, it was the most romantic place to be in. I come from that world. I’ve always watched films with pimps and prostitutes around in the theatres. My cinema will always have that dramatic touch and that larger-than-life approach, which is not subtle, which is not delicate, but it is heartfelt. It’ll have a dignity of it being told on the screen because I work on the visual of it. It has to be worthy of being there because I’m reliving a certain moment of my life, of this life, maybe past life.”

The filmmaker added further, “I am responsible for giving my audience an experience, and I will give them the fullest of mine. I’m not here to make money, I’m here to make a film. I’m here to make an experience for you.”

The show Heeramandi is about the red-light district district known AD Heera Mandi in Lahore during the pre-independence India. The show’s magnum opus chronicles of the lives of thr courtesans in Heera Mandi district and the relationship of them with the Nawabs. The main narrative of your show is abou thr treachery and exploitation of British colonialism in the backdrop of India’s independence revolution.

Heeramandi : The Diamond Bazaar consists a star cast which includes, Manisha Koirala, Sonakshi Sinha, Aditi Rao Hydari, Sanjeeda Sheikh, Richa Chadha, Sharmin Segal, Shekhar Suman and Adhyayan Suman in pivotal characters. Fardeen Khan, Farida Jalal, Jason Shah and Mark Bennington also play key roles in the series.

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