The award winning actress, Vidya Balan is ready to play another bold and solid character for Srijit Mukherji’s next. Titled as ‘Begum Jaan’ the film is based on Srijit’s 2015 Bengali epic period drama Rajkahini based on Partition of India in 1947.
Vidya Balan will be seen as Begum Jaan, a head of Brothel House which is located in the country border. The Kahaani actress is preparing herself to be pitching perfect for the role. She started learning horse riding, though the portion of the act in film is minor. Sources say that she hired a trainer who teaches her riding for an hour every day. She even started reading Urvashi Butalia’s 1998 book, The Other Side of Silence, which is based on the Partition. She is doing everything possible to get into the skin of the character. Naseeruddin Shah, Gauhar Khan, Pallavi Sharda, Mishti and other will be seen in key roles.
So, get ready for another amazing film filled with spectacular performance by Vidya. After Begum Jaan, Vidya will be moving on for her Malayalam debut ‘Aami’.
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