Sanjay Leela Bhansali is all set to revive his ambitious project Heera Mandi with Rani Mukherji in the lead. The filmmaker had previously put the project on hold primarily because he wasn't getting an actress suitable for the role.
Rani Mukerji in Mangal Pandey
Says a source, "The idea was conceptualised two years back and he had spoken about it to a few actors. In fact there was talk of Kareena signing on for the role." Heera Mandi is a red-light district located in Lahore and is famous for its dancers and musicians.
Rani will essay the role of a courtesan in the film. Adds the source, "It's a film that is very close to Sanjay's heart and he believes no one but Rani can pull this off."