Heeramandi: Netflix greenlights second season of Diamond Bazaar

Heeramandi: Netflix greenlights second season of Diamond Bazaar

New Delhi. One month after the big-budget period drama series debuted on Netflix, Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar received a second season order on Monday. The first season of the pre-Partition series, which starred Manisha Koirala, Sonakshi Sinha, Aditi Rao Hydari, Sanjeeda Sheikh, Richa Chadha, and Sharmin Segal, focused on courtesans who were influential and powerful during India's freedom struggle. Bhansali, who made his series debut with Heeramandi, expressed gratitude for the show's success.

The bazaar is open for another season

"The affection and gratitude I have received for 'Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar' are a blessing. Seeing the show take off with viewers all over the world has been a pleasure, and Netflix has been an excellent partner. We will be back with season 2, and I am glad to report," the director said in a statement.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali has masterfully crafted 'Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar,' bringing it vividly to life. Monika Shergill, Vice-President of Content at Netflix India, expressed her excitement about the series' success, noting the audience's enthusiastic reception and its emergence as a cultural phenomenon. She announced the return of the series with Season 2, highlighting the positive energy it has generated.

Hearmandi and the Lord!

'Heeramandi' has become one of the most anticipated series of 2024, lauded for its dramatic storytelling, opulent sets, and intricately designed costumes. However, some viewers have criticized the series for romanticizing brothels and pointing out historical and linguistic inaccuracies. The first season featured an ensemble cast including Fardeen Khan, Taha Shah Badussha, Shekhar Suman, Adhyayan Suman, Farida Jalal, and Indresh Malik.

Netflix seems confident 

Netflix India's official Instagram page featured a video showcasing a flash mob of 100 dancers at Mumbai's Carter Road. The dancers, dressed in anarkalis and ghungroos, performed to a medley of songs from the series, including "Sakal Ban" and "Tilasmi Baahein."

The post was captioned, "Mehfil phir se jamegi, Heeramandi: Season 2 jo aayega." Regarding the possibility of a second season, Sanjay Leela Bhansali previously stated that the decision lies with Netflix. He praised Netflix as the best producers he has worked with in his 30-year career and emphasized that the decision to proceed with Season 2 rests entirely with them.


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