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Looking forward to applying Kathak lessons while shooting for Heeramandi: Richa Chadha

The Masaan (2015) actress is a part of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming Netflix web-series. 

Richa Chadha

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Richa Chadha has confirmed that she is a part of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next directorial venture, the Netflix series Heeramandi and that she has also started training in the dance form kathak for the same. 

Sharing her experience with Cinestaan.com in a statement, the actress said, “I have trained for almost a decade in the past in Kathak. It’s great to reconnect and rekindle my love for this dance form. It’s been exhilarating these past few days. And I’m looking forward to applying these lessons in front of the camera for Heeramandi. It’s a whole new side of me that people will see.” 

Chadha also shared a picture of herself practising the dance form in a light-blue outfit. 

Heeramandi went on the floors today. The news was shared by the series' director of photography and long-time Bhansali collaborator Sudeep Chatterjee on social media.

Heeramandi is Bhansali's maiden web-series. The show is set in Heeramandi in Lahore in pre-Independent India and it will explore the lives of courtesans. The show will portray stories of “love, betrayal, succession and politics in the kothas".

Interestingly, a fictitious version of Heeramandi was depicted in Dharma Productions’ romantic drama Kalank (2019)

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