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Begum Jaan: Vidya Balan to act in Hindi remake of Rajkahini

Produced by Mahesh Bhatt, it will highlight the repercussions of the Partition on a brothel’s women, who were displaced after the border was drawn.

bollywood Updated: Apr 22, 2016 14:15 IST
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Vidya Balan in her trademark attire. (RAJESH KASHYAP / HT)
Vidya Balan in her trademark attire. (RAJESH KASHYAP / HT)

Vidya Balan is all geared up to portray the character of a brothel madam in the upcoming flick Begum Jaan. The film is a Hindi remake of a Bengali Partition tale Rajkahini and is being directed by Srijit Mukherjee, reports the Dawn

Produced by Mahesh Bhatt, it will highlight the repercussions of the Partition on a brothel’s women, who were displaced after the border was drawn. The original Begum Jaan was played by renowned actor Rituparno Sengupta.

Read: Vidya Balan, Arjun Rampal begin shooting for Kahaani sequel

The director has announced that he will begin the shoot in June.

Watch: The trailer of Rajkahini on which Begum Jaan will be based

Mukherjee said that they are on the way to remake the Rajkahini that deals with the aftermath of Partition in Bengal. It has been titled Begum Jaan and Vidya Balan is playing the role of Begum Jaan.

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