Begum Jaan is an upcoming action-drama movie, directed by Srijit Mukherji and produced by Mukesh Bhatt, Vishesh Bhatt. Vidya balan is playing the leading role as ‘Begum Jaan’. It is the hindi remake of “Rajkahini”, a bengali film, directed by Srijit.
The poster’s tagline reads, “My Body, My House, My Country, My Rules”. Vidya took to Twitter to share an image of the poster and captioned it, “Aa rahi hoon main!
Vidya Balan owns the role as the madam of a brothel, set in the backdrop of late Indian Independence period of 1947. “The film tells the story of survivors as they defy nations to save their homes. The story is set amidst the changing political scenario during the partition,” she told an entertainment website.
The film also stars Naseeruddin Shah, Ila Arun, Pallavi Sharda, Rajit Kapoor, Ashish Vidyarthi, Vivek Mushran and Chunky Pandey.
Srijit’s movie Rajkahini is weaved around a border between the two nations that runs through a brothel housing eleven women. Popular Bengali actress, Rituparna Sengupta, had played Begum Jaan. The narrative follows the erection of the Radcliffe Line as the boundary between the newly formed nations of India and Pakistan. As both the Congress and the Muslim League battle it out in courtrooms as to which side of Bengal will get which territory, in another part of Bengal is a brothel, situated right in the middle of Debiganj and Haldibari districts, which is the home and the world to eleven women and two men. Begum Jaan is not concerned about Hindustan or Pakistan, her only concern is her business, which is running badly because of the partition and resulting riots. This plot is really going to thrill you.
Earlier, Srijit Mukherji had tweeted a photo of Vidya with legendary singer Asha Bhonsle, revealing she will playback for the National Award-winning actress in the film. Asha, after a long time, has lent her voice to the film.
The film is scheduled for release on April 14, 2017.