Mumtaz on Heeramandi: I respect Sanjay Leela Bhansali and I don’t want to do anything to hurt him - Times of India -

Actress Mumtaz speaks exclusively to ETimes and reveals the key update on her involvement on Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Heeramandi. She also reveals that she will soon be seen on the reality show Indian Idol along with Dharmendra soon. Read on to know more…
Have you been approached to feature on Indian Idol on Sony TV?
They had approached me quite a few times but every time I turned it down. A lot of my fans were dying to see me because there has been a very long gap. So, I thought, when my fans are showing me so much love I’ll do the show. Dharmendra ji and I are doing the show together. Pray that everything goes well.

Are you no longer part of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Heeramandi?
Heeramandi is a series based on the ‘mandi’ that used to exist in India. Bhansali ji is my fan and I am his fan. He presents the heroines so beautifully. He works very hard like V Shantaram used to. I went and met him at his office. Our meeting went on for three hours. I was astonished when he said that he is a fan of mine. He is an outstanding director and respects people who have got something in them. Both of us are perfectionists so we got along very well.He just casually said that he’d like to see me in Heeramandi. Beyond that, I don’t want to say anything unless you ask him. I don’t want to say anything that has not been conversed between us. May be he thinks that I’m not suitable for a role or may be he thinks that I might demand too much because I am not a person who works for…

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