Vidya Balan, who was recently spotted in the national capital promoting Begum Jaan, has quashed the rumours doing rounds that the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has asked for multiple cuts in the Srijit Mukherji-directorial.
During an exclusive conversation with ANI, the Dirty Picture actress said, “Whoever has put up that story obviously has a very fertile imagination, because we have not been asked for any cuts. We got an ‘A’ certificate without cuts. We were asked to tone down some abuses, which we did and this happened in January, before we decided the release date of Begum Jaan.”
When quizzed about the same, Gauhar Khan, who plays a sex worker in the film, asserted that the CBFC just modified some words in the film.”This is all a myth and we can clearly say that we don’t have any major cuts in the script or film. Few words were modified, but actually Srijit and Mahesh Bhatt have maintained that the CBFC has been very kind and very receptive to the film,” Gauhar said.
Begum Jaan is an upcoming Indian Hindi period drama film, it is written and directed by National Film Award-winning director Srijit Mukherji and produced by Mukesh Bhatt, Vishesh Bhatt and Play Entertainment. The film is co-produced by Sakshi Bhatt and Shree Venkatesh Films with executive producer Kumkum Saigal. The cinematography is done by Gopi Bhagat. Lyrics, Additional screenplay and dialogues have been penned by Kausar Munir and Rahat Indori.
The film is scheduled for release on April 14, 2017. Vidya Balan plays the lead role of a brothel’s madam, set in the backdrop of late Indian Independence period of 1948. It is Hindi remake of the Bengali film Rajkahini (2015). Begum Jaan is loosely based on Shyam Benegal’s 1986 movie “Mandi”.byyy Sambit
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