Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s period drama series ‘Heeramandi’ is set to release next month. The show revolves around the lives of courtesans in the Heera Mandi district and is set against the backdrop of the independence movement during the British Raj. Adhyayan Suman, who plays the character of ‘Zoravar’ in the OTT series, recently opened up on how he landed the role. Here’s what Adhyayan Suman had to say…

In a conversation with News18, Adhyayan Suman revealed how he initially didn’t get the role, but the prospects changed later on. “I got a call from Shruti Mahajan (casting director) to audition for Zoravar’s character. I was celebrating my parents’ marriage anniversary somewhere in the Himalayas. I got the call when I was traveling there. At one o’clock in the afternoon, I was told that Mr Bhansali would be seeing my audition at three. Somehow, I managed to stop the car in the middle of the mountains and make an audition clip sitting in the car… I begged, borrowed, and stole some network from people and sent the tape. Unfortunately, I didn’t get the role. So, I was extremely disappointed that it didn’t work out for me,” Adhyayan Suman shared. “The shoot of Heeramandi started with the other characters. Two days before they were supposed to start shooting with the actor who was supposed to play Zoravar, he was suddenly asked to leave and I was brought in. It’s just outstanding how it all happened,” Adhyayan Suman added.

One of the reasons I’m excited to watch this show is the dynamic and talented ensemble cast. ‘Heeramandi’, featuring Manisha Koirala, Sonakshi Sinha, Aditi Rao Hydari, Richa Chadha, Sanjeeda Sheikh, and Sharmin Segal in lead roles, is set to release on Netflix on May 1, 2024.

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