A source close to the development stated, “Heera Mandi has been Bhansali’s dream film for since 2010. The only reason he had not been directing it officially because he had been busy with the post-production of his other film Gangubai Kathiawadi.”
The casting for Heera Mandi is still going on, it was felt by everyone that Sanjay Leela Bhansali must take charge of Heera Mandi.
“Heera Mandi will feature seven episodes. Bhansali will be directing the first episode of the series. The rest of the 6 episodes will be directed by Vibhu Puri while Bhansali will supervise the project,” the source further added.
In simpler words, the Direction style of every episode will be influenced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Vibhu Puri assisted Sanjay Bhansali on Ranbir Kapoor & Sonam Kapoor's debut film 'Saawariya' and also wrote the dialogues for Bhansali’s 'Guzaarish'. Puri additionally directed the 2015's period sci-fi film 'Hawaizaada', which became a commercial as well as a critical hit.
Heera Mandi will have an ensemble cast of Sonakshi Sinha and Huma Qureshi. The rest of the cast is yet to be decided.