Bhansali and Darbar last collaborated on the Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan starrer Devdas.
“Considering the subject of the show, music will play a pivotal role in the narrative and Sanjay Leela Bhansali feels Ismail Darbar will do complete justice to it. SLB himself has a great ear for music and has already started brainstorming with Darbar on a few ideas,” a source close to the development was quoted as saying by Pinkvilla.
Meanwhile, reports also suggested that Kartik Aaryan will be making his digital debut with Bhansali’s digital series Heera Mandi on Netflix and will be paired with Sonakshi Sinha.
A source was cited in Box Office Worldwide saying, “Kartik Aaryan and Bhansali have always discussed in teaming up for a film together. They have met a couple of times in the past as well but nothing worked out. Recently, he was spotted at the maverick filmmaker’s office and apparently, SLB asked him if he would like to do a role in Heera Mandi.”
Earlier it was reported that Huma Qureshi, Nimrat Kaur, Sayani Gupta and Manisha Koirala will feature also in the web series. Heera Mandi will reflect the life of courtesans during the Indo-Pak partition.