Fans on social media found similarities between Rajkahini and Heeramandi.

Followers on social media discovered similarities between Rajkahini and Heeramandi.

Rituparna Sengupta states Heeramandi has ‘splendour’ in contrast to Rajkahini despite the fact that the tales are related. She expresses her need to be a Bhansali heroine sometime.

After the discharge of ‘Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar’ trailer, netizens took to social media to level out a lot of similarities between the Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Netflix sequence with Srijit Mukherji’s 2015 Bengali movie, Rajkahini. The critically acclaimed and commercially profitable Bengali movie revolved across the lives of girls dwelling in a brothel located on the India-Bangladesh border and was set towards the backdrop of the Bengal Partition. Its Hindi remake Begum Jaan starred Vidya Balan and had the Indian independence battle within the backdrop.

In an unique chat with News18 Showsha, Rituparna Sengupta, who headlined Rajkahini, reacts to those comparisons and tells us, “I noticed lots of people drawing comparisons between Heeramandi and Rajkahini and these similarities are fairly apparent. The tales are nearly related. The backdrop of the revolution and the liberty battle is identical in each. Those that’ve discovered similarities have watched Rajkahini and keep in mind what we did within the movie.”

Rituparna, nonetheless, believes that there’s one thread that differentiates Rajkahini and the Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial. “Heeramandi is clearly extra business in its remedy. We needed to make our movie extra magnanimous. Bhansali has his personal model of presenting issues and he’s unparalleled on the subject of that. We didn’t have that splendour or grandeur however nonetheless tried to make the perfect out of what we had. All of us, ladies, gave it our all to infuse life to the characters we performed,” she factors out.

In keeping with the Nationwide Award winner, her movie sowed a seed that went on to encourage Bhansali in a giant approach and that has left her thrilled. “With Rajkahini, regional cinema emerged at an even bigger stage. That emergence was important sufficient to problem different movies as nicely. When Gangubai Kathiawadi was made, I may see a number of pictures much like Rajkahini. I may see a few of my postures in Alia (Bhatt). Rajkahini undoubtedly impressed many different movies on the subject of the topic of brothel life. It may be handled as a analysis materials. It undoubtedly set an instance for a sequence like Heeramandi,” she asserts.

Following the discharge of Heeramandi, Rituparna reveals that a lot of her followers reached out to her and acknowledged that they wished to see her within the historic drama sequence. Does she really feel the identical approach? “I missed myself in Heeramandi. I used to be questioning how fantastic it might be if Bhansali had forged me for one of many roles. I want I catch his consideration sufficient to be his topic sometime. I can solely hope that he sees my work and calls me to be part of his movies,” she says.

Lauding Bhansali’s imaginative and prescient, the actor, who will quickly be seen in Good Morning Sunshine alongside Revathi, continues, “I’ve watched most episodes of Heeramandi. Bhansali’s work is spectacular. It dazzles your eyes. The costumes, the dialogues, the manufacturing worth are so grand and are at a special stage, altogether. He’s probably the most regarded administrators. I’m actually dying to work with him.”


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