Heeramandi has begun shooting at Film City in Mumbai without any fanfare. No official announcement about the commencement of shooting was made.
But we can tell you that every episode is being shot like an independent full-fledged Sanjay Leela Bhansali feature film.
At the moment Bhansali is personally shooting the first episode. From Episode 2 onwards all the other six episodes of this unlimited series would be directed by Mitakshara Kumar who served as an associate director to Bhansali in Bajirao Mastani and Padmaavat.
It is a very complicated webseries with numerous characters and elaborate songs and dances. Of course it won’t have too much dancing. But singing and dancing will be the crux of the kotha culture. The sets costumes and other details are extremely demanding.
Bhansali had thought he would supervise Heeramandi while prepping for his next Baiju Bawra. But now, given the amount of time and labour that Heeramandi requires he has put Baiju Bawra on the backburner. After Heeramandi he may not do Baiju Bawra right away, and may go on to something less elaborate and exhausting.”
For now it’s Heeramandi all the way for the only contemporary epic filmmaker in Hindi cinema.