Sanjay Leela Bhansali was offered Heera Mandi to yesteryear actress Mumtaz

Sanjay Leela Bhansali has wrapped the working on Alia Bhatt stars ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi. Now Sanjay’s ‘Heera Mandi’ has been one of the most talked-about ventures. The filmmaker was well underway casting for the web series. According to the latest reports, Bhansali has since approached the legendary actress Mumtaz. Unfortunately, the actress said no to offer.

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A source revealed “A huge fan of the iconic actress, who regaled us in many blockbusters in the 1960 and 1970s, SLB approached her, but she is in no mood for a comeback. She has said no to offer to play a prominent part of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s lavish costume drama, Heera Mandi, for Netflix.” Further talking about the role which was offered Mumtaz, the source adds that it was a pivotal role that required the screen legend to perform an elaborate Mujra. But Mumtaz declined to say her husband would not like her dancing at her age.

‘Heera Mandi’ will have 7 episodes and will be released on Netflix, to be followed by the second season in 2022. The first episode will be directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali himself and following the second episode. While the closing episode will also be directed by Bhansali. The rest of the episode will be directed by Vibhu Puri who was an assistant to Bhansali.