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Richa Chadha spoke on her character in the series Heeramandi: Took inspiration from Meena Kumari's film Pakeezah; Said- Lajjo's role will be a tribute to him

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Richa Chadha will be seen in the role of 'Lajjo' in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's series Heeramandi – The Diamond Bazaar. During an interview, Richa told that she had taken inspiration from late actress Meena Kumari to work on her character. Actually, Meena Kumari played the role of Shahibjaan in the film Pakeezah. This character is similar to Hiramandi's character Lajjo. Richa was advised to watch Meena Kumari by Sanjay Leela Bhansali himself.

Richa Chadha said – Before shooting for Heeramandi, watching Meena Kumari ji's character in 'Pakeezah' carefully, learning and taking lessons from it proved to be very helpful for me.

Describing the similarity between the two characters, Richa said – The sadness and depth in the character of Meena Kumari in the film Pakeezah matches that of my character Lajjo. After watching Meena ji's work, I worked on her voice and diction.

Sometimes I felt as if I was following the footsteps of a legendary actress. He said that it is an honor to pay tribute to Meena Kumari ji with the character of Lajjo.

Hiramandi highlights the lives of courtesans

The battle of love, power and freedom is seen in this series based on Pakistan's royal locality Hiramandi.

This series highlights the lives of the courtesans of Heeramandi, a royal neighborhood in Lahore. It depicts the lifestyle of courtesans and their struggle during the country's independence. This series will take you to the period when our country was fighting for independence.

What is shown in the trailer of Hiramandi

In the trailer of the series 'Hiramandi The Diamond Bazaar', it is shown that Mallika Jaan (Manisha Koirala) is alone in Hiramandi, who rules the house of high class courtesans. Mallika Jaan runs her rule without any fear, but one day an atmosphere of tension begins to arise with the arrival of Faridan (Sonakshi Sinha), the daughter of her old enemy.

The city is also in turmoil, with revolutionaries demanding India's independence from British rule. Bibbo Jaan (Aditi Rao Hydari), one of Mallika Jaan's daughters, is joining the freedom fight. Meanwhile Mallika Jaan's youngest daughter Alamzeb (Sharmin Sehgal) dreams of love with Tajdar (Taha Shah Badusha), the son of a Nawab (nobleman) and wants to move out of Heeramandi.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Hiramandi: The Diamond Bazaar' is one of the much awaited web-series of the year. The series will highlight the lives of prostitutes in the red-light area of ​​Hiramandi, Lahore, during the Indian independence movement against the British Raj in the 1940s.

The series has been directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Mitakshara Kumar. Sanjay Leela Bhansali is making his OTT debut through this series. The series stars Sonakshi Sinha, Manisha Koirala, Aditi Rao Hydari, Richa Chadha, Adhyayan Suman, Shekhar Suman, Fardeen Khan, Sanjeeda Sheikh and Taha Shah Badusha in lead roles.

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