#Heeramandi – Bhansali’s Niece Gets Trolled

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s latest web series “Heeramandi” has sparked a whirlwind of discussions, particularly around actress Sharmin Segal’s performance as the daughter of Manisha Koirala’s character. The eight-episode series, set against the backdrop of Lahore and the 1920s situation of Hindustan, delves into the intricacies of human emotions, relationships, and freedom fight. 

In “Heeramandi,” Sharmin Segal takes on the role of a character entwined in the complex dynamics of the palace. She is the daughter of Bhansali’s younger sister in real life. Her portrayal of the daughter of a seasoned courtesan, played by the talented Manisha Koirala, has drawn criticism from viewers and critics alike. On one hand, Segal’s role has been lauded for its emotional depth and authenticity. However, the reception to Segal’s performance hasn’t been entirely positive. Some viewers and online communities have criticized her acting, citing moments of inconsistency and lack of depth in her acting prowess. The expectations tied to being part of a Bhansali production, known for its grandeur and impactful performances, have undoubtedly added to the scrutiny surrounding Segal’s role.

It’s important to note that this isn’t Segal’s first foray into acting. She made her debut in Bhansali’s “Malaal” (2019), where her performance was met with a mixed response as well. With “Heeramandi,” she had the opportunity to explore a more complex character within a narrative rich with emotional layers. However, it looks like she failed to do so.