Vishesh films released the first poster of the Vidya Balan Gauhar Khan starrer Begum Jaan and there is not question, Vidya looks the madam of a brothel right down to the tip of the hookah in her hand. Knowing she has a winning look Vidya Balan took to twitter to announce the fact in style.
In the past be it in Dirty Picture or Ishqiya Vidya Balan takes to her role of seductress like a fish to water. Here in Begum Jaan Vidya looks every inch the gun totting hookah smoking owner of a brothel in Punjab . To take the plot further Begum Jaan is a film is set in Punjab during the Partition of India in 1947, it documents throught the madam and her establishment the difficult life of displaced women during the time. The film also stars Gauhar Khan whose de-glam look in the earlier stills from Begum Jaan created a lot of interest in the upcoming film..
Speaking about her role in the film, Vidya said in interview recently, “My onscreen character raises a very important question — why are a woman’s actions controlled by her father, brother, husband or son? So she decides not to allow anyone to take away her space, be it in terms of property or her physical self. The script and the story are really very different and attractive. We are just finishing dubbing and post-production work.”
Begum Jaan marks the Bollywood debut of National Award-winning Bengali cinema director Srijit Mukherji. It is set to release on the 14th of April