Bhansali's small-screen debut is a big deal, with Aditi Rao Hydari, Manisha Koirala, Sonakshi Sinha and Richa Chadha in the cast.
"Heeramandi is my Biggest Proiect"
Portraying grandiosity on screen comes naturally to Bhansali. The shift from the big screen - backed by Netflix - encouraged his affinity for staging spectacles. Bhansali said Heeramandi is his biggest project in terms of scale.
"They're Not Perfect"
Bhansali said his cast is not "perfect" for the characters - but that's what made it exciting. Their exploration and interpretation of the characters were unique to them. Aside from his longstanding desire to work with these actors, the reason he cast them was an intuitive feeling that discovering how they'd perform these roles would be a special experience.
"You Never Know the Audience"
Bhansali said that any filmmaker who believes he knows his audience is "living in a fool's paradise". He said, "Mai baap hai audience. The audience is everything to us"
"Find Research Very Boring"
Bhansali’s films are shaped by his imagination, and not history. The first step for Bhansali is composing the music and once that falls into place, the rest unfolds.