Mahesh Bhatt to make a film on Lahore's Heera Mandi

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By IndiaFM News Bureau

Mahesh Bhatt is known to make films on real life drama. He is planning

to make a film based on Fauzia Saeed's book titled, Taboo. The film will

revolve around Lahore's Heera Mandi.

Mahesh Bhatt confirms that his next film deals with the hidden culture

in this red light area of Lahore. This film will be collaboration between

Vishesh Films and Sohail Khan, the co-producer of Awarapan, and will be

shot in and around Lahore. Bhatt says that they have not yet finalized the

star cast but it will be a huge surprise.

Apparently, there is a buzz doing rounds that Sanjay Leela Bhansali is

also planning to make a film on the same subject. It is said that he has

already bought the rights of a book written by Mayank Austen Soofi titled

A Sudden Visit to Pakistan: Heera Mandi, The Dream Home of The

Whores and that he plans to make a big budget film with a big

starcast.