Netflix Co-CEO Ted Sarandos Compares Sanjay Leela Bhansali To Baz Luhrmann

New Delhi: Netflix Co-CEO Ted Sarandos flew to India for an interesting conversation with Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who is coming up with the much-awaited project, Heeramandi, on the OTT platform. From OTT to other important aspects of films, a lot of things were discussed in this meeting. Mr. Sarandos emphasised how India is the fastest-growing market for OTT in the world and this might be great news for filmmakers and enthusiasts.

Ted compared Sanjay Leela Bhansali to an Australian filmmaker Baz Luhrmann & appreciated him for paying “a lot of attention to tiny motions of emotions.”; More importantly, he mentioned, “This will excite Indian audiences, and for many people, it will be the first time they see something like this in the globe,” in reference to Heeramandi.

The first look of ‘Heeramandi’ was out last Saturday. Post this, Sanjay Leela Bhansali introduced his inspirations for the project, Aditi Rao Hydari, Sonakshi Sinha, Richa Chadha, Manisha Koirala, Sanjeeda Shaikh & Sharmin Segal.

Taking to social media, Bhansali Productions wrote, “The artistry of Sanjay Leela Bhansali combined with the grace of this cast, is an explosion we were not prepared for #Heeramandi coming soon only on Netflix!”

‘Heeramandi’ is a historical epic and tells the story of three generations of courtesans in the eponymous pre-Independence era district. ‘Heeramandi’ is an eight-part television series, which promises to reveal the secret cultural reality of Heeramandi. As per the poster, we are assured that Heeramandi will be a turning point in Netflix’s India strategy.