Vidya Balan's impressive performance in Kahaani 2 in 2016, where she played Durga Rani Singh left her fans asking for more. And here Vidya is with another film 'Begum Jaan' up her sleeve for which the first look was revealed .The film is directed by Srijit Mukherji and the director is very happy as it has been passed by the CBFC (Censor Board) without any cuts with an A Certificate even though it has a very bold subject.
Srijit Mukherji reported "I visited the Central CBFC office for the first time. They have agreed to give us an 'A' certificate with no cuts at all, if we mute or replace certain cuss words like 'mad****od' and 'bhe****d' which we have agreed to do. I will take the final call on what to replace them with when I see the film in one flow. In fact, they even mentioned to me that they are usually very strict with words, but they have let certain words pass in our film owing to the context in which they have been said."
Vidya Balan plays the role of a madam of a brothel and the film started being shot in mid-June 2016 in Jharkhand with another schedule following in Delhi. Vidya even took uo horse riding and was underwent vocal training to modulate her voice so that she could sound like the character she is playing.
'Begum Jaan' has two surprise packages . One is Mahesh Bhatt's bird who is in real called 'Marquez Bhatt' making his debut in the film. Mahesh Bhatt who is producing the film tweeted the bird's picture and also introduced himn as the debutant in 'Begum Jaan' with the caption "This gorgeous creation of nature Marquez ‘Bhatt’ makes his debut in Srijit Mukherji’s BEGUM JAAN ** Vidya Balan."
The second surprise is Gauhar Khan who is a de-glam role for the very first time and is looking gorgeous in the first look of the film.
'Begum Jaan' is the Hindi version of Bengali film 'Rajkahini' starring Rituparna Sengupta in the leading role. The film in Begali langauage was also based in Bengal. Begum Jaan is set in Punjab. The story of Begum Jaan is about the story of Partition survivors who defy nations to save their homes. Begum Jaan is currently in the post production phase as per the director.
Begum Jaan has singers like Asha Bhosle, Sonu Nigam Shreya Ghoshal, Anmoll Malik and more. Music has been composed by Anu Malik.