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“Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Debut Web Series ‘Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar’ Set to Captivate Audiences”


Amidst mounting anticipation, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s inaugural foray into the world of web series, ‘Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar,’ has been generating fervent excitement since its initial teaser dropped in February last year. This much-awaited series boasts an impressive ensemble cast including Manisha Koirala, Sonakshi Sinha, Aditi Rao Hydari, Richa Chadha, Sharmin Segal, and Sanjeeda Sheikh. Bhansali, renowned for his extravagant cinematic spectacles such as ‘Devdas,’ ‘Bajirao Mastani,’ ‘Padmaavat,’ and ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi,’ has dubbed ‘Heeramandi’ as his “most ambitious” project to date, marking a significant departure as he ventures into episodic storytelling where each installment is crafted as a visual masterpiece.

"Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Debut Web Series 'Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar' Set to Captivate Audiences"

Set against the backdrop of the 1940s Indian freedom struggle, ‘Heeramandi’ delves into the cultural tapestry of its eponymous district, unravelling the tales of courtesans and their patrons amidst a dazzling and tumultuous era. Following months of eager anticipation, the global release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s maiden web series is finally imminent. Here’s everything you need to know about the release date, streaming platform, and cast of ‘Heeramandi’:

Release Date:

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Heeramandi’ is scheduled to premiere on May 1, 2024 (Wednesday) exclusively on Netflix.

Where to Watch:

‘Heeramandi’ will be available for streaming on Netflix, featuring a total of eight episodes.


The stellar cast of ‘Heeramandi’ comprises:

  1. Manisha Koirala as Mallikajaan
  2. Sonakshi Sinha as Fareedan
  3. Aditi Rao Hydari as Bibbo
  4. Sanjeeda Sheikh as Waheeda
  5. Richa Chadha as Lajjo
  6. Fardeen Khan as Wali Mohommad
  7. Sharmin Segal as Alamzeb
  8. Shekhar Suman as Nawab Zulfiqar
  9. Adhyayan Suman as Zorawar
  10. Taha Shah Badussha as Tajdar


Netflix unveiled the captivating trailer for ‘Heeramandi’ on April 9, offering a glimpse into its opulent setting and gripping narrative. With powerful dialogues and lavish set design, the trailer transports viewers to a bygone era where courtesans held sway as regal figures.