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Heeramandi Cast Member Pay Revealed

Heeramandi Cast Member Pay Revealed

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar” has captured attention not only for its grandeur but also for its hefty budget and the substantial salaries of its lead cast. With a reported budget of INR 2 billion, making it one of India’s most expensive series, the show spared no expense in creating its elaborate sets and costumes.

Bhansali himself reportedly earned between INR 600 million to INR 700 million for his directorial efforts. Lead actor Sonakshi Sinha, playing the dual roles of Rehana and Fareedan, commanded the highest salary at INR 20 million. Following her was Aditi Rao Hydari, earning between INR 10 million to INR 15 million for her portrayal of Bibbojaan, Mallikajaan’s elder daughter. Manisha Koirala and Richa Chadha both earned INR 10 million for their roles as Mallikajaan and Lajjo, respectively. Fardeen Khan made his comeback with a salary of INR 7.5 million for his role as Wali. Sanjeeda Sheikh earned INR 4 million for playing Waheeda, while Sharmin Segal earned INR 3 million for portraying Alamzeb, Mallikajaan’s younger daughter.

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Despite the hefty budget and star-studded cast, “Heeramandi” has faced criticism from viewers, particularly regarding Urdu pronunciation and historical inaccuracies in its portrayal of Lahore’s red-light district. While some were impressed by the show’s visual splendor, others felt that it fell short of expectations, with some criticizing Bhansali for overindulgence in grandeur.

Nevertheless, the series has undoubtedly been a financial success for its cast, who have benefitted from the significant investment made in the production.