The first look of Vidya balan’s next film Begum Jaan, which is being produced by Mahesh and Mukesh Bhatt, and directed by Srijit Mukherji, was recently released.
The film also stars Naseeruddin Shah, Ila Arun, Gauahar Khan, Pallavi Sharda, Rajit Kapoor, Ashish Vidyarthi, Vivek Mushran, Chunky Pandey, among others.
The film is an adaptation of Mukherji’s Bengali film Rajkahini, and stars Vidya in the lead, as a brothel’s madam in Punjab during India’s partition in 1947.
Mukherji was quoted saying, “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 Mukerji. Vidya was my first choice. I can’t think of other actors who can pull off this character.”
The film is all set to release on April 14.