Sanjay Leela Bhansali‘s Heeramandi received acclaim not only for its performances but also for its intricate set designs and costumes, portraying the world of Heera Mandi in a grand manner.

Money Control recently published a report detailing the budget and cast fees for Heeramandi, marking Sanjay’s OTT debut on Netflix with this ambitious project. The show’s extravagant budget is attributed not only to its lavish jewelry, wardrobe, and sets but also to the substantial fees paid to the cast.

According to Money Control, Sanjay Leela Bhansali charged approximately ₹60-70 crore for directing the series, contributing to its overall budget of around ₹200 crore. The report sheds light on the fees received by the cast members.

Sonakshi Sinha was reportedly the highest-paid actor on the show, earning ₹2 crore for portraying the dual roles of Rehana and Fareedan.

Manisha Koirala charged ₹1 crore for her portrayal of courtesan Mallikajaan in the epic drama series.

Aditi Rao Hydari received between ₹1-1.5 crore for her role as Bibbojaan, Mallikajaan’s elder daughter.

Richa Chadha, portraying Mallikajaan’s foster daughter Lajwanti aka Lajjo, was paid ₹1 crore for her performance.

Sanjeeda Sheikh earned ₹40 lakh for her portrayal of Rehana and Mallikajaan’s younger sister Waheeda.

Sharmin Sehgal, playing Mallikajaan’s younger daughter, received ₹30 lakh for her role in the series.

Fardeen Khan, making a comeback as Nawab Wali Bin Zayed-Al Mohammed, charged ₹75 lakh for Heeramandi.

It’s important to note that Hindustan Times has been unable to independently verify these figures. Additionally, Heeramandi features other notable actors like Shekhar Suman, Adhyayan Suman, Taha Shah Badussha, Farida Jalal, and Shruti Sharma in significant roles. The series is available for streaming on Netflix.

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