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Sonakshi Sinha performs Fareedan in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s OTT debut Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar. The actress talks about her character being gender fluid within the Netflix present.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus Heeramandi: The Diamon Bazaar has left the web divided, however Sonakshi Sinha’s efficiency is being applauded by audiences and critics. The actress performs Fareedan, who desires to take revenge from Manisha Koirala’s Mallikajaan and problem her place because the huzoor, or the girl of Heeramandi.

Fareedan has different shades, together with her character being ‘gender fluid’. In one of many scenes, she is seen romanticising one other girl however her sexual illustration hasn’t been immediately talked about. Sonakshi talked about the identical and opened up concerning the same-sex foreplay scene within the Netflix sequence.

Talking to News18, the Lootera actress stated, “Initially, sir (Sanjay Leela Bhansali) had told me that Fareedan is very fluid. At that point of time, a lot of it did happen. And in a place like Heeramandi, people were very open about it. Even Ustadji is very openly a gay man. Sir wanted to explore it in different ways. What Fareedan has been through in her life also has impacted her in a way.”

“She was sold off when she was a nine-year-old girl. Maybe that’s why she absolutely hates men. It could be that. They’ve left it very open. They didn’t explore it any further than that one scene where she meets Choudhary saab (a nawab) and is with her maid. It’s just a very vast world and sir has tapped into different aspects of it in small ways”, she further added speaking about her character.

Also starring Manisha Koirala, Aditi Rao Hydari, Sharmin Segal, Richa Chadha, and Sanjeeda Shaikh within the main roles, Heeramandi is a fictional story primarily based across the lives of tawaifs in Lahore’s red-light space of Heera Mandi in pre-independent India of Nineteen Twenties to Nineteen Forties. The Sanjay Leela Bhansali present is now streaming on Netflix.

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