This beauty is charging double the fees than other co-actors for Heeramandi, despite being a flop, her attitude is on cloud nine!

By Ronit Kawale 3 Min Read

Heeramandi Starcast Fees: Sanjay Leela Bhansali is one of the biggest directors of the country. In the last few years, Sanjay Leela Bhansali has given a series of blockbuster films. Now he announced his first web series, ‘Hiramandi: The Diamond Bazaar’. The web series will consist of eight episodes and will release on Netflix on May 1, 2024. One of the most asked questions about Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s first web series Heeramandi is whether it is based on a real story or not. According to reports, Heeramandi is inspired by true events that took place in the background of India’s independence movement. This period drama depicts emotions like love, power, struggle, freedom and betrayal.

In an interview with Netflix CEO, Ted Sarandos, Sanjay Leela Bhansali talked about his first web show, Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar I spoke. The director clearly said that Hiramandi is the ‘biggest project’ of his life. Not only this, Sanjay Leela Bhansali also said that his web series will be a tribute to the iconic Indian films, Mother India (1957), Mughal-e-Azam (1960) and Pakeezah (1972).

Talking about the star cast of Heeramandi, the web series includes Manisha Koirala, Sonakshi Sinha, Aditi Rao Hydari, Richa Chadha, Sanjeeda Sheikh, Sharmin Sehgal, Farida Jalal, Shekhar Suman, Fardeen Khan and many more talented actors. However, if we talk about the actress who takes the highest fees in web series, then she is Sonakshi Sinha. The actress has charged Rs 2 crore to play the character of ‘Faridan’.

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If we compare Sonakshi Sinha’s fees with other actors in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s web series, then she is earning 100 percent or more than the others. Whereas Sharmin Sehgal, who played the role of ‘Alamzeb’, has been given a fee of Rs 35 lakh. Sanjeeda Sheikh has been given Rs 40 lakh to play the character of ‘Waheeda’ in the web series. Fardeen Khan has also been given Rs 75 lakh to play the character of ‘Wali Mohammad’.

Richa Chadha and Manisha Koirala are tied as the second highest paid actresses in the film as they are being paid Rs 1 crore each for playing the roles of ‘Lajjo’ and ‘Mallikajaan’ in the web series.

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