Actress Vidya Balan is now gearing up for her next women centric film, Begum Jaan. She is taking intense preparation for her character. The movie will be National Award winning director Srijit Mukherji’s debut Bollywood film. It is the remake of his own Bengali film, Rajkahini. Produced by Play Entertainment and Mahesh Bhatt, the movie has an explicit star-cast of Naseeruddin Shah, Rajat Kapoor, Gauahar Khan, Pallavi Sharda, Ila Arun, Ashish Vidyarthi, and Chunky Pandey. Begum Jaan will be released on the 6th of January 2017.
Begum Jaan has dealt with the crucial period of the partition in Bangal and the torture women endured in that cursed time. The movie has a strong and effective plot where Vidya Balan will be seen in the character of a Brothel madam the role Rituparna Sengupta plyed in its original version. Vidya believes this role to be her toughest till date. Srijit Mukherji’s Rajkahini is one of the most critically acclaimed movie of recent times. Thus the makers of Begum Jaan have decided to release this intense drama in the start of the year to give the audience a tremor.
Director Srijit Mukherji is well known for his out of the box content and plots and his poetic projection. He is one of the leading directors of the Bengali movie industry who has given his movies an international standard.
Vidya Balan was last seen in Te3n, but the movie failed at the box office. She is also shooting for Kahaani 2. Begum Jaan is going to be one of a kind for her as she will be seen playing a prostitute madam for the first time. She herself admitted the role is tough and she is working very hard for it. Now a few months wait will reveal the hard work of the star and her crew! So hold your horses for Begum Jaan!!!