Vidya Balan to rule hearts as powerful and fierce ‘Begum Jaan’

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Bollywood actress Vidya Balan, famous for her powerhouse performances in ‘Dirty Picture’, ‘Kahaani‘ shared her first look of ‘Begum Jaan’ on twitter on Tuesday.

Dressed in Ghagra with a hookah in her hand, Vidya will be seen reprising the iconic character as a madam of a brothel. The well known Bollywood designer, Rick Roy worked on her look and she perfectly blended with her character. The tagline on the poster was- “My Body, My House, My Country, My Rules”.

The film will be directed by National Award winning director Srijit Mukherjee. It is a Hindi adaptation of his Bengali film, ‘Rajkahini’ , where Rituparna Sengupta essayed the character of Begum Jaan. Rajkahini was critically acclaimed and won many prestigious awards in various film festivals.

Begum Jaan, is a story about the survival Begum Jaan and her community in Punjab, amidst the partition of 1947. Eminent actors like Naseeruddin Shah, Ila Arun, Pallavi Sharda, Gauahar Khan, Rajit Kapoor, Ashish Vidyarthi and Chunky Pandey will be seen playing important roles in the film.It is produced by Mukesh Bhatt and Vishesh Bhatt, and will hit theatres on 14 April 2017.

Here are some reactions on Begum Jaan from the industry:

We need to wait for this one and see Vidya Balan’s new avatar! Begum, we can’t wait to meet you!

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