‘Heeramandi’ tribute to ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ and ‘Pakeezah’: Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Heeramandi’ tribute to ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ and ‘Pakeezah’: Sanjay Leela Bhansali


Mumbai : Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali on Saturday said his OTT debut series “Heeramandi”, which revolves around the life of courtesans, is a tribute to Indian cinema classics “Mughal-E-Azam” and “Pakeezah”.

The filmmaker said in the upcoming Netflix series he has tried to capture the nuances which were highlighted in “Mughal-E-Azam”, directed by K Asif, and Kamal Amrohi’s “Pakeezah”. In both the films, the leading ladies Madhubala and Meena Kumari played the role of courtesans.

“‘Heeramandi’ has nuances which you feel are found in the great Kamal Amrohi’s ‘Pakeezah’. ‘Heeramandi’ is my tribute to the great ‘Mughal-e-Azam’, ‘Pakeezah’ and Mehboob Khan sahab’s ‘Mother India’,” Bhansali said here at an in conversation session with Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos.

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