Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Heera Mandi Ki Video

Pattoki Kanjar Muhalla | Shahi Muhalla | Heera Mandi

Pattoki Shahi Muhalla is Famous in Pakistan

Best Tawaifs Mujra List

Deedar Mujray
Hina Shaheen Mujray
Khushboo Mujray
Nadia Ali Mujray
Nargis Mujray
Nida Ch Mujray
Saima Khan Mujray
Zara Akbar Mujray
Sheeza Mujray

Anjuman Shehzadi Mujray

Aj Kala Joda Pa
Anjuman Shehzadi performing a stage dance on the song Aj Kala Joda Pa by Malkoo.
 Dil Diyan Lagiyan Nu
Anjuman Shehzadi performing a stage dance on the song Dil Diyan Lagiyan Nu from the movie majajan.
Ja Veriya Ve Ja Veriya
Anjuman Shehzadi performing a stage dance on the song Ja Veriya Ve Ja Veriya from a movie.
Doodh Makhna Di Pali
Anjuman Shehzadi performing a stage dance on the song Doodh Makhna Di Pali from a movie.
Keri Keri Shay Teri
Anjuman Shehzadi performing a stage dance on the song Keri Keri Shay Teri from a movie.
Kalley Ve Kalley Ve Choli
Anjuman Shehzadi performing a stage dance on the song Kalley Ve Kalley Ve Choli from a movie.
Mera Tan Man Pyasa
Anjuman Shehzadi performing a stage dance on the song Mera Tan Man Pyasa from a movie.
Meri Garam Jawani
Anjuman Shehzadi performing a stage dance on the song Meri Garam Jawani from a movie.
Uff Toofani Raat Ve
Anjuman Shehzadi performing a stage dance on the song Uff Toofani Raat Ve from a movie. The stage actress and dancer Anjuman Shahzadi was one of the very popular Pakistani stage dancer. Apart from acting in a number of stage plays, she is also considered one of the hottest dancers in Pakistan.
Anjuman Shehzadi performing a stage dance on the song Way Gujra Way from a movie.


In the Hindi film, Kismat,2 the film’s heroine (Muni) has been rescued by the
film’s hero (Moti) from the clutches of the villains and from their plans to
force her into a life as a courtesan. Having been in their control, however,
and having been forced to dance in public as a courtesan, Muni sees her
situation as hopeless: ‘The world can turn a woman into a courtesan, but a
courtesan can never become a woman.’ The Urdu word, tawaif, which I have
translated as courtesan, is defined in at least one Urdu dictionary as “dancing
girl, a prostitute; a female singer.” Like Indian society of the past (and Indian
films of the present), this definition conflates a woman’s professional
engagement as a performing artist and as a prostitute. The generic noun,
woman, is used here to mean “respectable woman,” one who, in the
conventions of the Hindi cinema is sexually, socially and economically
definable in terms of her relationship to one or more respectable males. In
the eyes of “respectable” society (represented most clearly in this film by
Moti’s aunt, who rejects Muni because of her tawaif-identity), Moti’s actions,
however noble, are futile. Having been labelled tawaif, Muni can no longer
hope for respectability; a happy ending—defined in the conventions of the
Hindi cinema as the union of the heroine with the film’s hero—is no longer
Muni’s distinction between women and tawaifs is actually a distinction
between the female character who, in the dictates of convention, is a
respectable heroine (and therefore marriageable) and one who is a tawaif (and
therefore not). Since marriage (actual or implied) to the film’s hero by the


Gregory D. Booth ( is senior lecturer in ethnomusicology at the
University of Auckland.
I have chosen to spell the names of Hindi films following, as consistently as possible, the
spellings found on the commercial releases of these films. Many of the titles referred to in
this study will be available under these spellings at the many Hindi film rental outlets to
be found in most major cities.

Shamim Tawaif – Javed Chaudhry

Mujra, Dance, Sex

The Girls of Shahi Muhalla are performed These Things
1: Mujra
2: Sex


Mujra Basically is dance which is famous all around the world. So Rich people comes and watch the dance and mujra live and pay the money for it.


Some of people like dance some of  like sex with that girls who perform mujra . Some try at the Tawaif House or some pick the girls at their own homes. 


In the Mughal era, Heera Mandi was famous for dancing and music. People used to go here for a visual and musical treat. Beautiful girls (called kanjiries) used to sit in stall shaped balconies, called kothas, and ply their trade, the oldest profession in the world. The place was perhaps even more famous for singing and dancing. However, slowly the aesthetic pursuit became less arty and more tarty. Once prostitutes were hired by wealthy families to teach their children culture and social behavior. All that is left of a colorful street with music and the echo of ghungroos.

Origin of name

The name heera means diamond in Urdu and was used by locals to describe the beauty of the girls in the market. The people called the courtesans who worked in the area as "heeras" diamonds. The name eventually stuck and the market was called heera mandi.However, this is misconception that name of Heera Mandi has anything to do with beauty of girls in the market. The bazar was named Heera Mandi by Maharaja Ranjit Singh as a tribute to one of his ministers, Heera Singh.

Beginning of prostitution

The brothel houses were first developed by the British in old Anarkali Bazaar for the recreation of the British soldiers during the British Raj. After that these were shifted to Lohari Gate and then to Taxali gate. They seemed to have spent more time at Taxali Gate than other places. Thus they settled in Heera Mandi, and traces of that can still be found.

What is Shahi Muhalla or Heera Mandi

Heera Mandi (Urdu: ﻫیرا ﻣﻨﮉﻯ) meaning "Diamond Market", also known as Shahi Mohalla (meaning: The Royal Neighbourhood) is a red-light district and a bazaar located in Taxali Gate, Lahore (Punjab), Pakistan. The women here offer traditional and classical dances and was originally the center of the city's tawaif culture in the Mughal era. Today, it is a centre of prostitution in Lahore under the veil of dances, such as mujra, a branch of classical South-Asian sensual dancing. While many Hijras also frequent the area and are involved in this dance culture.

Heera Mandi is located in the northwest corner of the Walled City of Lahore, next to Roshnai Gate, Badshahi Masjid, Lahore Fort, and Hazuri Bagh. During the day the place is much like other Pakistani bazaars and is also known for its good food, wide range of Khussa (traditional Mughal footwear) and the shops for musical instruments.

Shahi Muhalla Pics

These all snaps are from Shahi Muhalla

About Shahi Muhalla

I visited the infamous Mohalla some months back with some friends, all my friends were serious students and visited Lahore from time to time, some loved the food others had an appetite for Basant (kite festival).

The old city is where the infamous Mohalla is located, the old Lahore city has around 13 gates, may be most people are familiar with the Ravi road, if you go to the Taxali gate through any of the neva chetram, ucha chetram, shiekhupurian road u will reach the novelty chowk, where u can see the main bazaar of the Shahi Mohalla, right next to it across the chowk is the Heera Mandi. Societies use myths, to hide the guilt. Same is the case of the Mohalla, the focus should be on the “bad people” who come to the Mohalla and are part of our so called elite, people of the upper class and I came to know many of the clients of this Mohalla were people in the senior bureaucracy.

The red district is generally referred to as a place which has drugs and prostitution flourishes admits poverty, the taboos are really which makes it. We always think of the Mohalla where we will find prostitutes and their managers, stories and myths constantly reinforce the idea that it’s a bad place to be. People say, which sure is another myth that women who can’t find a man end up in this area, yet they forget the tender details that it’s a business and people harvest young women like they harvest chickens.

One can’t ignore history “an area is as famous as the people make it”, true is for Sialkot and its markets, they are called Kanjar (the red people) it is their traditional business, and if you are born into the Mohalla you are sure to become a prostitute. So it’s not the girls who are to blame that they didn’t have character, either they were born into this Mohalla or sold off by their parents who couldn’t afford their needs. Me and my friends wanted to see the fort and enjoy the tasty and Desi (local) food of Lahore,

we didn’t knew when we entered the Mohalla, the people the hustle and bustle on the street, the donkey carts, Rickshaws and people selling fruits on the street, the old architecture still the same if you go to any other gate, there were boys playing cricket, one could walk as a free man here. On asking for direction’s, these people are famous for asking questions and giving directions according to signals, we came to know that we were in the Mohalla, the Mohalla at day is different from then what it is at night. That was my first entrance into the red district.

At night the Mohalla was full of people, the streets were crowded, we had the pan wala’s the small restaurants that served the guests, and by far I think the Lamb Curry and the Pistay wala Dhood (local Milk) was a cherished treat of the area.

There was something everybody could notice at night the big windows of these houses would open as if they were inviting, the entrance was about 4 feet above the ground so every walking customer could see what did they had to offer. The Baithak (large room) had no doors and were often covered with only a light cloth. Inside women sat on the floor in the middle or sometimes on sofa’s giving it a western look, may be for another class?

It was a market as they called it bazaar e husn (market of beauty) and on display were beautiful women dressed in fine expensive clothes, with bright colors, all was too tempting and all was too exposing.

Curiosity and questions all I thought, the taboos the myths, it made me think of writing this article, so it led me to the bazaar again (Mohalla), it was clear in my mind that I only wanted to explore the life, how people live in a place in such a big city, and still we don’t know them. At night I saw women standing on the balconies coming and going peeking men and commenting on them, that is why they call them the Kotha’s. Kotha means the roof or the upper story, and when you walk the steps above you enter the fate and fame of this Mohalla.

Finally me and my friend X (name is not mentioned as per policy of the blog) selected a room, a step closer to reality in an Islamic state, as we entered a lady in her forty’s greeted us, the lady lord of the house, me and X were attracted by the ghungroo, this meant they were also dancers and not only singers, one must know that this place is famous for producing quality singers and dancers and many plays you see and many cultural events you go to from Marriot to Serene to PC to Lok Virsa, all these artists have their roots linked to the Mohalla.

We sat on the carpet and were made comfortable with the pillows, there were musicians ready to play tabla and harmonium, when we were comfortable the lady lord asked us, gentlemen what would you like to hear (in Punjabi), we said anything they can best dance on, with that the musicians started to play, the girls were really good at dance, it showed their attitude, they also made some sexual gestures and seduced my friend X and later on me from time to time, it’s the local rule that if we like the dance we are to shower them with money, unfortunately we didn’t had open change, now I know why there were so many money changer’s and little boys in the house, I asked the little boy to get me some change but it was too late, my friend had to shower the red notes (PKR 100) and the girls made sure we left empty. So now it showed me their attitude and their commitment. We gave away 2,000 PKR that night, a good bargain to right an article and put some light on the district. I still had to explore the real cause, why this Mohalla was famous?

The government allows the activity only from 11 to 1 in the night and the people make sure they cash every bit of it. Prostitution is still illegal but one can see the intent behind laws that are legal.


We must realize that if we are tough with the people of the Mohalla it will make them shift and prostitution will spread elsewhere in Lahore, same was seen in Sialkot. We have to be strict with the PIMPS and not the poor souls of the Mohalla; we have to stop their source of income. I might think that 11 to 1 makes them legal but it also limits their income, limits the people who go there at such time of night, and only allowing them dancing and singing, it’s like killing the snake from the head. But prostitution cannot be ignored, I will try to give you more details and more accounts of happenings in the Shahi Mohalla in the future parts.

“An area is as famous as the people make it”, we must eradicate the poison of prostitution from the society, the government needs to curb it be giving an alternate measure to the people of the Mohalla and we as youth must change the way we think and come out of the taboos at least for now”.