Vidya Balan rules in first poster of Begum Jaan
The first poster of Vidya Balan’s Begum Jaan is out and the actor is powerfully owning up her character as the owner of a brothel. Check it out here:bollywood Updated: Mar 07, 2017 11:13 IST
She looks every bit the madam of a brothel in the film that has been directed by Srijit Mukerjee. Her look has been designed by Bollywood designer Rick Roy.
Begum Jaan also stars Naseeruddin Shah, Ila Arun, Gauahar Khan, Pallavi Sharda, Rajit Kapoor, Ashish Vidyarthi, Vivek Mushran, Chunky Pandey, Poonam Singh Rajput, Ridheema Tiwari, Flora Saini, Priyanka Setia, Mishti Chakraborty, Sumit Nijhawan, Pitobash and Rajesh Sharma in pivotal roles.
Begum Jaan, a Hindi adaptation of Mukherji’s stellar Bengali offering Rajkahini, stars Vidya in the lead, a brothel’s madam in Punjab during India’s partition in 1947. Rituparna Sengupta essayed the lead role in the Bengali version and director Srijit Mukherji’s first choice for the adaptation was Vidya.
“There’s something about Vidya’s face, voice and body language. Frankly, if you think of such powerful roles, you can only think of Vidya or Rani Mukherji. Vidya was my first choice. I can’t think of other actors who can pull off this character,” the director told Hindustan Times.
Begum Jaan has been shot in Delhi and different parts of Bihar.
Talking about the film, Vidya had earlier told Hindustan Times, “I have Begum Jaan, which is extremely powerful. It let me vent my angst as a woman.”
Vidya took to Twitter to share the poster with her fans and wrote, “Aa rahi hoon main! #BegumJaanFirstLook @visheshfilms @srijitspeaketh”
Begum Jaan is releasing on April 14.
Vidya will soon start working on Tumhari Sulu.
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First Published: Mar 07, 2017 10:21 IST