Ever since Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Jackie Shroff hit it off in Devdas, they have been meaning to work together again.The opportunity only arose in Bhansali’s posh webseries Heeramandi for Netflix.
Bhansali had a role for Jackie in Heeramandi when it was being scripted. Bhansali’s team happily approached Jackie and he was more than happy to be part of Heeramandi. After all, Jackie’s Chunnilal in Devdas remains one of his best roles to date. However when the series went on the floors, the role meant for Jackie had been considerably reduced.
SLB personally rang up Jackie and told him that the character he was supposed to play is no longer worthy of him. They agreed to work together another time.