You know it will definitely be worth the wait when "Sanjay Leela Bhansali" totally devotes his time to his next film, that too after "Padmaavat". Here we are talking about his much awaited and extremely ambitious project which is based on the life of a female gangster, ‘Gangubai Kothewali’. The film has been in talks for 10 years now. Just like things didn’t fall in the correct place for Padmaavat, similarly, a film on Gangubai also saw no development at all. But now that Sanjay Leela Bhansali is done with Padmaavat, so now he has shifted his total focus on Gangubai Kothewali.
A source working closely on the project said that the tentative name of the film is ‘Hira Mandi’ and the script is still being worked upon. Here are also rumors that SLB wants to work with PeeCee in this film and the script has been written keeping her in mind.
However, Sanjay Leela Bhansali had refused to make any such film. During an interview in 2008, he said, “There are no chances of starting Hira Mandi soon. In fact, it might take two to three years to start the project if I want to start it at all. The script of the film is not ready yet.” It was also stated that the movie will feature Pakistani actor Imran Abbas, over this Sanjay said, “These are all rumours. He is definitely not in the film. This news is completely false. I would rather cast an Indian actor for the role.”
The reports of revival of Hira Mandi were in the air in 2013 as well. But Sanjay Leela Bhansali was busy working on Ram Leela then so things could not be worked out. He said, “Right now, I am living Ram Leela and my other four projects (productions). Nothing else comes to mind. It’s (Heera Mandi) definitely a project that I dream of making. But officially, as of now, it’s all Ram Leela”.
Now that Hira Mandi has been confirmed, so what do you think will Priyanka Chopra be in the film? Or would Sanjay Leela Bhansali get together with all-time favorite star, Deepika Padukone, for this project again?