Set in the backdrop of India’s independence struggle in the 1920s, the series delves into the lives of courtesans as they navigate through the complexities of society. During a collective discussion, the cast shared insights into their collaboration and shared intriguing anecdotes about their experiences on the show.

Actress Aditi Rao Hydari from Heeramandi revealed on the IMDb chat show ‘Burning Questions’ that for her, the perfect role for a comeback was Heeramandi, especially given the endorsement from Sanjay Leela Bhansali. She emphasized the privilege of working with Bhansali, alongside Sanjay Gupta, marking her return to acting after a hiatus.

When discussing lesser-known aspects of Bhansali’s work process, Aditi Rao Hydari disclosed his deep affection for his pet dogs. Another cast member, Taha, revealed Bhansali’s favorite dog’s name, ‘Jaanu’, and how the presence of these dogs on set would calm Bhansali whenever he felt flustered or frustrated. Sanjeeda added a quirky detail about Bhansali’s habit of changing his kurta multiple times a day, each change sparking a new creative thought.

Chadha, reflecting on her character, drew inspiration from Meena Kumari’s poetry, adapting a distinct voice and demeanor for her role. She aimed to channel a vintage aura in her portrayal, distinct from her usual on-screen persona.

The cast also touched upon various aspects such as challenging scenes, Bhansali’s unique working style, elaborate dance sequences, and other intriguing facets of their experience working on Heeramandi.

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