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Sanjay Leela Bhansali says he gets ‘a lot of love’ from Pakistan: ‘I still feel like we are all one’ | Web Series

Sanjay Leela Bhansali is receiving praise for his latest offering, the new Netflix series Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar. In an interview with Indiewire, the director spoke about the creation of the show, set in pre-independence Punjab, which is located in modern-day Pakistan. He also said that he felt a lot of love coming from Pakistan, where the public is really eager to see how Heeramandi has turned out. (Also Read: In Heeramandi, Richa Chadha shines brightest as the doomed Lajjo)

What Sanjay Leela Bhansali said

Sanjay Leela Bhansali opened up about the making of Heeramandi in a new interview. (File photo/AFP)

In the interview, when Bhansali was asked about the setting of the series, he said, “I received so much love from Pakistan, people were eagerly waiting for it, waiting for this to be told. It’s a piece that somehow brings us all together, when all India was one, it was undivided. These people belong to us as much as they belong to us both and both countries are showing a lot of love for the show that is finally being made I still feel that we are all one, I still feel. “That we are all connected in many ways. There is a lot of love for people on both sides, leaving aside that some people would want to create problems, but those are not relevant.”

‘I don’t mind being criticized…’

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The director further added that he feels good when his audience gives him critical feedback. “There are things in the characters that connect with the people in my work. That’s why they talk about it. Many people like it, many people don’t like it. It’s part of a give and take. with the public and the filmmaker I don’t like it. It matters that they love me when they give me love, and I don’t care that they criticize me when they don’t connect with my work,” he said.

More about Heeramandi

Set against the backdrop of India’s freedom struggle in the 1940s, Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar tells the story of the courtesans and their patrons, and weaves an epic saga of love, power, revenge and freedom. It stars Manisha Koirala, Sonakshi Sinha, Richa Chadha, Aditi Rao Hydari and Fardeen Khan, among others. The show premiered on Netflix on May 1.

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