Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali begins work on Heera Mandi

MUMBAI: Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali has started work on his next film titled Heera Mandi.

According to information available with, Bhansali has got two male actors and one female actress flown in from Pakistan to learn a thing or two about acting, before they face the camera.

"Bhansali was supposed to have started work on his untitled film starring Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. It was believed that with the death of Begum Para, Heera Mandi had run into casting problems and so Bhansali started work on the film that would have featured the Jodhaa Akbar pair. However, he has now immersed himself in training his new cast for Heera Mandi," revealed a source close to Bhansali.

Further on the topic, the source confirmed, "The two actors came in earlier for the workshop. The actress, who is also in Mumbai, is being kept under wraps, but one thing that has to be mentioned, is that she is beautiful. Her beauty is ethereal and Bhansali is training her in all the nuances required to get a standing ovation."

With this news being hush hush and much secrecy surrounding the actors’ whereabouts, there’s not much information available as yet.