“Urdu Ke Saath Itni Naainsaafi”: Sheezan Khan Slams Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar’

Sheezan M Khan didn’t seem too happy with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar’ for one particular reason.

Nitika Sharma
Written By: Nitika Sharma
Updated: May 02, 2024 | 16:49 IST
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Sheezan M Khan didn’t seem too happy with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar’

Indian filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who has delivered masterpieces like ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’, ‘Black’, ‘Bajirao Mastani’, ‘Padmaavat’ and ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’, recently made his OTT debut with the web series ‘Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar’. Starring Sonakshi Sinha, Aditi Rao Hydari, Manisha Koirala, Richa Chadha, Sanjeeda Sheikh and others, the latest Hindi web series released on Netflix on May 1. The latest Hindi web series opened to positive reviews from critics and fans alike. Several celebrities have also begun sharing their reviews of the OTT show. And the latest to give his review of the show is TV actor Sheezan M Khan.

Sheezan Khan, known for his roles in shows like ‘Jodha Akbar’ and ‘Chand Jalne Laga’, seemed unimpressed with the star cast’s Urdu diction in the series.

Questioning the show’s team for the “naainsaafi” towards the Urdu language, Sheezan Khan made it clear that apart from Farida Jalal, he thought none of the cast members knew how to speak the language.

Taking to his Instagram Stories, Sheezan M Khan wrote, “Apart from Farida Jalal ji! Nobody could speak “urdu” in SLB’s Heeramandi! Kisi Ka Nuqta, Kha, Qaf apni jagah pe nahi hai!! Kyu bhai kyu?? Urdu ke saath itni naainsaafi. Disappointed.”

Sheezan Khan

‘Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar’ also stars Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s niece Sharmin Segal, Taha Shah Badussha, Shekhar Suman, Fardeen Khan and Adhyayan Suman in key roles.

For the unversed, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s show scripted history as it became the first Indian series to premiere at The Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles, California.

‘Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar’ encompasses themes of love, power, vengeance, and liberation.

Set in the era of India's struggle for independence in the 1940s, this Netflix series explores the cultural nuances of Heeramandi, a red-light district in Lahore known for its courtesans and their clientele. The show’s music is helmed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

Meanwhile, talking about Sheezan Khan, the actor is known for shows like ‘Chand Jalne Laga’ and ‘Ali Baba’. The actor also participated in Rohit Shetty’s ‘Khatron Ke Khiladi 13’.

Sheezan Khan’s life took a drastic turn in December 2022 after his ‘Ali Baba’ co-star Tunisha Sharma was found dead. Sheezan Khan was arrested after Tunisha Sharma’s mother accused him of abetment to suicide and claimed that the actor used her daughter. Reportedly, Sheezan Khan and Tunisha Sharma broke up just a few days before the latter’s death. However, Sheezan Khan was granted bail in March 2023.

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