Heeramandi: This is how Sanjay Leela Bhansali's biggest set was prepared in seven months, 700 laborers sacrificed their livesHeeramandi: This is how Sanjay Leela Bhansali's biggest set was prepared in seven months, 700 laborers sacrificed their lives

Heeramandi: In Bollywood, Sanjay Leela Bhansali is known for the grandeur of his films. The director is famous for using big and lavish sets. Bhansali showcased the grandeur of his sets in films like ‘Devdas’, ‘Bajirao Mastani’ and ‘Padmaavat’. Recently the trailer of the director’s web series ‘Hiramandi’ has been released. The web series will air on Netflix on May 1. Its grandeur can be estimated only by watching the trailer of the series. The story of ‘Hiramandi’ revolves around courtesans in Lahore, India during the British rule.

Heeramandi set built on three acres

The director told in an interview that he loves big sets. Bhansali told in the conversation that the set of ‘Hiramandi’ is his biggest set till date. This set is spread over three acres. To prepare this set, a team of 700 artisans worked for seven months to build the set on approximately 60 thousand wooden planks and metal frames in Mumbai’s Film City.

What is there in the palace of ‘Hiramandi’?

The set or palace of ‘Hiramandi’ includes Khwabgah (rooms) a magnificent white mosque, a huge courtyard, a dance hall, water fountains, a colonial looking room, streets, shops and other small brothels and also a hammam room, Which displays wealth.

Set built under the supervision of Bhansali

Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali further said, ‘Excellence can be pursued, it can never be achieved.’ The Mughal miniatures, the frescoes, the colonial portraits of British officers, the silver work on the window frames, the enamel carvings on the floors. The intricately carved wooden doors and even the chandeliers were hand-crafted under Bhansali’s supervision. Bhansali was thinking of making Hiramandi for 18 years Bhansali revealed that the idea of ​​Hiramandi had been in his mind for 18 years. Let us tell you that Manisha Koirala, Sonakshi Sinha, Aditi Rao Hydari, Richa Chadha, Sanjeeda Sheikh and Sharmin Sehgal will be seen in lead roles in the film.

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