It is also said that Sikh Sardars would let go the common girls but always kept with them the beautiful girls for pleasure. It is said, according to historic accounts, that during the reign of Maharaja Ranjeet Singh, his commander Kaloo Singh arrested hundreds of females from Kashmir during a war and made them sex workers in Landa Bazaar area. The locals of the area were the actors working in the film industry at that time. The more we look into this the more we get to know. It is said that these bethaks were the centre of learning music in those times. The main bazaar of Heera Mandi was located near the Novelty Cinema.