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Published 15:49 IST, June 3rd 2024

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Debut Web Series Heeramandi Gets Renewed For Season 2

In just the first week after its May 1 release, the series climbed to the top of Netflix's worldwide non-English TV chart in 43 countries.

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Loved Sanjay Leela Bhansali's directorial web series Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar? There's exciting news for you! According to Variety, Netflix has renewed the hit show for a second season. In just the first week after its May 1 release, the series climbed to the top of Netflix's worldwide non-English TV chart in 43 countries, making it the most-viewed Indian series on the platform globally. It has also maintained the No. 1 spot on India's Top 10 chart since its debut.

What do we know about Heeramandi season 1?

Set between 1920 and 1947, during the period when the subcontinent was partitioned into India and Pakistan, Season 1 unfolds in the Heeramandi district of Lahore, British India. This area is known for the tawaifs, akin to Japan's geishas, who were skilled in music and dance and courted by nobility. The central characters are Mallikajaan (played by Manisha Koirala), the shrewd queen of Heeramandi, and her ambitious niece Fareedan (Sonakshi Sinha), who aspires to take her aunt's place.

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Heeramandi poster | Image: IMDb

 

The series also features Richa Chadha, Sanjeeda Shaikh, Aditi Rao Hydari, Fardeen Khan, Shekhar Suman, and Taha Shah Badussha.

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On the series' expansion, Bhansali said, "It takes a lot to make a series. This one has taken a lot. Since the release of 'Gangubai Kathiawadi' in February 2022, I have been working tirelessly every single day. The responsibility is immense."

Sanjay Leela Bhansali discusses the plot for Heeramandi season 2

Discussing the plot for the second season, Bhansali revealed, "In 'Heeramandi 2,' the women transition from Lahore to the film industry after the partition. Many of them settle in Mumbai or Kolkata. Their journey in the bazaar continues; they still perform, but now for film producers instead of nawabs."

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A still from Heeramandi | Image: Netflix

 

Monika Shergill, VP of Content at Netflix India, expressed her enthusiasm: "Sanjay Leela Bhansali has intricately woven magic to bring 'Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar' to life. Watching audiences everywhere fall in love with this series -- making it truly their own as a cultural phenomenon -- has been hugely energizing. I am thrilled to announce that we will be back with Season 2."

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(With ANI inputs)

15:49 IST, June 3rd 2024