Did you know hundreds of workers had toiled for nearly 10 months to create his Lahore of the early 1900s for Heeramandi?

Heeramandi, a captivating Netflix series, required hundreds of workers to meticulously recreate Lahore of the early 1900s. This painstaking process took nearly 10 months, showcasing the dedication and craftsmanship behind the show's immersive setting.

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1900s for Heeramandi

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Sanjay Leela Bhansali's much-awaited foray into the world of OTT platforms with Heeramandi has finally arrived, garnering praise from both audiences and critics alike. The series, comprised of 8 episodes, immerses viewers in a meticulously crafted rendition of Lahore from the early 1900s, capturing the essence of the era with unparalleled detail.


From the lavish lifestyle of the Tawaifs to the intricate calligraphy adorning city walls and storefronts, every aspect of Heeramandi takes viewers back in time, making everyone relive the bygone era. What's remarkable is the dedication behind the scenes, as it's revealed that hundreds of workers dedicated nearly 10 months to recreate the Lahore of yesteryears under Bhansali's vision.

Initially conceived as a 14-page concept by Bhansali's friend, Moin Beg, two decades ago, the project underwent a transformative journey before making its way to the screen. Bhansali's decision to adapt it for a series format allowed for the exploration of a multitude of characters and narratives, breathing life into a world rich in history and culture.

Helmed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, "Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar" is an eight-part series released across 190 countries on Netflix in May.

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