The film is reportedly based on Gangubai Kothewali who was one of the most feared pimps of Mumbai’s red light district, Kamathipura
Actress and desi icon Priyanka Chopra recently tied the knot with Nick Jonas in a grand ceremony at the Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur. Now, Bollywood Hungama reports that the actress is all set to star in director Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next film which is based on Gangubai Kothewali who was one of the most feared pimps of Mumbai’s red light district, Kamathipura. According to the news website, the project has been tentatively tilted, Heera Mandi.
Right from her Aitraaz days to the recent blockbuster, Baywatch, PC has done brilliantly in ‘negative’ roles and one can safely assume that she’ll do justice to that of Gangubai Kothewali as well. Timesnownews reports that Kothewalu was famously known as the ‘Madam of Kamathipura’ and that she allegedly forced many women into prostitution. However, there are others who see her as a messiah for sex workers as she fought for their protection and rights. Hussain Zaidi, in his book, Mafia Queens of Bombay has written in great detail about her life and choices. The author also alleges that she was well connected to people in power.
The actress has previously acted in Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani which also starred newly married couple, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone.