Heeramandi, according to Richa Chadha, is highly unique since "it is one of many firsts"

Heeramandi, according to Richa Chadha, is highly unique since "it is one of many firsts"

Richa Chadha, an actress who will soon be featured in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's online series "Heeramandi," said that working on the project required her to expand outside of her comfort zone.

The actor remarked: "Sanjay Sir is a storyteller, magician, and visionary. As a performer, I have never felt so far outside of my comfort zone. The director always tells me, "Aap to kar hi logi (for you, this is a piece of cake), you were so amazing in this film, that film," when I arrive on a set." Yet, she said that since everyone is always changing, it is not as simple as it seems.

She went on: "Because it was ten years ago and I am not the same person I was even a year ago, I feel comfortable stating that. I have changed and matured. I am an actress who loves to be stretched to the limit by directors. I like being stretched to the point that I feel queasy from anxiety and my throat is dry. As a result, I enjoyed working with Sanjay Sir since he treats cooperation with such respect. He has high standards and is not readily amused."

Her first collaboration with Bhansali spanned over ten years and was titled "Goliyon Ki Rasleela - Ram Leela." "Heeramandi" is her second effort with him.

"Instead of a director who pampers me but produces a bad movie, I would rather to work with a taskmaster who holds himself to a high level. It is always an honour to be connected to SLB and his endeavour in whatever form. And I consider it a blessing that I twice had the opportunity to do so, the first being Goliyon Ki Rasleela-Ram Leela. Yet because Heeramandi is one of many firsts, it will always have a special position in history. You'll see, "Added she.

Three generations of courtesans from the Heeramandi area serve as the basis for the pre-Independent India-set drama "Heeramandi," which follows their lives.

Sonakshi Sinha, Sharmin Sehgal, and Manisha Koirala are also featured in the Netflix original series.