SLB Announces 'Heeramandi' Season 2, Netizens Request Him Not To Cast His Niece, Sharmin Segal Again

Sanjay Leela Bhansali announced the second season of 'Heeramandi' in a grand manner. However, netizens expressed their concern about Sharmin Segal's inclusion.


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SLB Announces 'Heeramandi' Season 2, Netizens Request Him Not To Cast His Niece, Sharmin Segal Again

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar has dominated all the headlines with its larger-than-life portrayals. The star cast of this series did proper justice to the roles, which had helped the series to reign in the no. 1 spot as the most-viewed Indian series globally on Netflix. While each of the actors and actresses has been receiving love and appreciation for their master-class performances, it was Bhansali's niece, Sharmin Segal, who received constant backlash, and her acting skill was tagged as 'poor' by the viewers. However, Heeramandi is all set to be back with its second season, and netizens have been reacting to the same.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali makes Heeramandi's season 2 announcement in grandeur

OTT giant, Netflix, in a collaborative post with Sanjay Leela Bhansali's production, dropped a mesmerising video to announce the second season of Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar. In the video, the dancers can be seen taking up the street and performing bits of the dance sequences from the series, including the Gajagamini walk and more. The dancers can be seen dressed as courtesans, and the audience on the roadside cheered for them as they performed beautifully.

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Watch the video here.

Netizens do not want Sharmin Segal in the second season of Heeramandi

As soon as the video was dropped, netizens rushed to the comment section and expressed their joy over it. They also expressed their concern about Sharmin Segal being a part of season 2. For the unversed, Sharmin played the role of 'Alamzeb' in the series, and a certain section of viewers remained unimpressed with the same, so they do not want Bhansali to repeat his niece in season 2.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali shared the idea behind Heeramandi season 2

As per a report by DNA, Sanjay Leela Bhansali also talked about the idea behind Heeramandi season 2. In an interview with Variety, Sanjay Leela Bhansali stated that it takes a lot to make a series, especially something like Heeramandi. He also added that from the release of Gangubai Kathiawadi till the release of season 1 of Heeramandi, he had continuously worked on the series.


Talking about the idea behind season 2, SLB mentioned it would possibly feature the tawaifs' journey to the film industry from Lahore. The second season will be about the way the tawaifs moved back to India from Lahore to settle in the Mumbai film industry or the Kolkata film industry. Bhansali added that their journey would be the same, but this time, they would dance and sing for the producers rather than the nawabs. Sanjay mentioned:

"In Heeramandi 2, the women now come from Lahore to the film world. They leave Lahore after the partition and most of them settle in the Mumbai film industry or Kolkata film industry. So that journey in the bazaar remains the same. They still have to dance and sing, but this time for the producers and not for the nawabs. So that's the second season we are planning, let's see where it goes."

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Sanjay Leela Bhansali said Sharmin Segal had told him that she would underplay in the series

In an interview with the Hindustan Times, Sanjay Leela Bhansali shared that Sharmin had told him that she would better underplay in the series, and to this, the director told her that he didn't even think about letting her overplay. Yet, in another interview with India Today, SLB stated that choosing Sharmin for 'Alamzeb' was the right choice, as she has that kind of face that is apt for the role.

What do you think about netizens' reaction to the announcement of Heeramandi season 2?

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