According to a Bollywood Hungama report, Sanjay Leela Bhansali was keen on casting Rekha in the lead role in his streaming series Heeramandi but the actress was very reluctant to work on the project. Bhansali has therefore approached the actress for the second time for a smaller part in the film.
Revealing details about the same a well-placed industry source informed the portal, “Sanjay Leela Bhansali wanted Rekha to play a prominent role in Heeramandi. However, the actress was reluctant to feature in the series and talks between the two soon fell apart. However, SLB has not given up the idea of having Rekha feature in Heeramandi. As it stands right now, Bhansali is still in talks with Rekha but this time for a much smaller part.” Ask for details of what Bhansali has planned for the actress and the source continues, “Currently, Bhansali is in talk with Rekha to feature in a special song sequence at least. He is adamant on having Rekha feature in Heeramandi even if it for a small part.”
The motion poster of the series was dropped recently and it stars Sonakshi Sinha, Manisha Koirala, Richa Chadha, Aditi Rao Hydari, Sanjeeda Shaikh and Sharmin Segal. Heeramandi will be a eight part show which will premiere on Netflix. The series also marks Bhansali’s streaming debut.