Sanjay Leela Bhansali is all set to step in the world of web now. The mega-budget series’ script that was initially planned as a film, featuring Priyanka Chopra in the lead role. Now, according to reports, Sonakshi Sinha and Huma Qureshi have been roped in to play two leads, whereas talks are on with Vidya Balan as well.
But the heroine-centric film, that is based on the life of courtesans and prostitutes during the Indo-Pak partition, also has many prominent male lead roles. The filmmaker has already initiated talks with a few actors. According to a report by Bollywood Hungama, a source was quoted as saying, “Kartik Aaryan and Bhansali have always discussed in teaming up for a film together. They have met a couple of times in the past as well but nothing worked out. Recently, he was spotted at the maverick filmmaker’s office and apparently, SLB asked him if he would like to do a role in Heera Mandi.”
For the unversed Kartik was also offered a role in Alia Bhatt-starrer Gangubai Kathiawadi which the former declined. Apart from this, the actor also has Ram Madhvani’s Dhamaka, Dostana 2 and Bhool Bhulaiya 2.