Filmmaker extraordinaire Sanjay Leela Bhansali is all set to make his digital debut with the much-anticipated web series, Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar. At the special event on Wednesday, it was confirmed that the series is premiering on streaming giant Netflix on May 1. The release date of this ambitious project was unveiled in a drone light show event held at the Mahalaxmi Race Course in Mumbai.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Heeramandi The Diamond Bazaar set to premiere on Netflix on May 1Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Heeramandi The Diamond Bazaar set to premiere on Netflix on May 1

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar set to premiere on Netflix on May 1

Joining the celebration were the stars of the show, including the talented ensemble cast featuring Manisha Koirala, Sonakshi Sinha, Richa Chadha, Sharmin Segal, and Sanjeeda Sheikh. Prerna Singh, CEO of Bhansali Productions, and Tanya Bami, Director of Series at Netflix India, also graced the event. Bhansali Productions and Tanya Bami, Series Head, Netflix India, at the grand reveal. Together, they marveled as a fleet of 1,000 drones took flight, leaving onlookers spellbound. As the anticipation reached fever pitch, the drones unveiled the series’ launch date, igniting waves of excitement among the gathered crowd.

On the eve of the date announcement, creator-director Sanjay Leela Bhansali said, “I am grateful to the entire team for their relentless passion and dedication to bring the world of Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar to Netflix. With the release scheduled for May 1st, we can’t wait for audiences worldwide to watch it and shower us with their love and appreciation.”

With a lot of excitement, Monika Shergill, Vice-president-Content, Netflix India said, “Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar is undoubtedly India’s biggest cinematic series, and the auteur, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, in his true signature style, has created a mesmerizing world with powerful characters that fight for their fate and that of their country. A one-of-a-kind series, it will offer a visual and visceral experience of a world only he can bring to life with such beauty and boldness. As we gear up for the worldwide premiere on May 1st, we can feel the excitement building up.”

Amidst the city’s twinkling lights, the drones formed the iconic Netflix ‘N’, followed by elements found in the series: a ghungroo (anklets), jharokha (ornate window), and an adaab (greeting). Gradually crafting the silhouette of a dancer, the drones move in unison to unveil the title logo, symbolizing noor, nazaakat aur andaaz (light, refinement and style) before finally unveiling the premiere date.

Sonakshi Sinha expressed her admiration for Bhansali’s visionary storytelling, describing the experience of working on Heeramandi as nothing short of enchanting. “We didn’t want to come out of his world, it was dreamy, stunning, and it was that captivating. For us as actors, it was an experience which we never had before,” he shared.

Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar brings together a powerhouse of talent Richa Chadha, Sanjeeda Sheikh, Sharmin Segal, Aditi Rao Hydari, other than Sonakshi Sinha and Manisha Koirala and a magnificent world promising to immerse audiences in a tale of power, love and freedom set against the backdrop of pre- independent India.

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