Speculations were rife of late that after his blockbuster film Padmaavat, which released earlier this year and went on to rack up over ₹ 300 crores at the box-office, director Sanjay Leela Bhansali was gearing up to reteam with superstar Salman Khan for a film called Inshallah.

However, if fresh reports are to be believed, the ace filmmaker is not joining forces with Dabangg (2008) Khan anytime soon. Instead, he has started reviving his old project, titled Heera Mandi. The project first hit the headlines around 2013, but since Bhansali was busy with Goliyon Ki Raasleela: Ram-Leela (2013) back then, it could not take shape.

But now it seems the director is ready to take the film to the next level. “The film is still in the final stages of the writing process. For now, it’s being called Hira Mandi,” a source revealed.

Though there is no official word on the plotline of the movie, we hear it is based on the life of gangster Gangubai Kothewali. Gangubai was a famous brothel madam who ran many brothels around Mumbai, where she would look after and protected young women in the sex trade.

An official announcement is awaited.