The Team of Begum Jaan, an upcoming movie featuring Vidya Balan and many other ladies posed together.
The National-Award Winning Bengali filmmaker Srijit Mukherji is remaking his own film Rajkahani in Hindi and it is titled as Begum Jaan. The original movie revolved around the story of eleven women in a brothel during the in a brothel during the Partition of Bengal. To make the movie more relatable, Srijit has transformed the story revolving around Punjab.
The director of the movie, Srijit Mukherji took to Twitter to share an amazing picture of all the ladies in the movie-
— Srijit Mukherji (@srijitspeaketh) July 13, 2016
Here’s another pic of the ladies-
— PALLAVI SHARDA (@pallavisharda) July 13, 2016
Rituparna Sengupta played the lead role of Begum Jaan in Rajkahani and Vidya Balan will be portraying her role in the remake. Originally, Rajkahini was written to be a bilingual and Srijit wanted to cast Vidya Balan to play the role in both the films. Things didn’t work out due to date issues and Rajkahani turned out to be just in Bengali.
Srijit, who will be making his Bollywood debut with this movie, is really happy to be finally working with Vidya. He says “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 Mukherji. Vidya was my first choice. I can’t think of other actors who can pull off this character.” Vidya is also very excited for the movie. She says “We are treating it as a new film. I have never been part of a historical film and though it’s a fictionalised account, I am enjoying playing a madam of a brothel. I have heard many good things about Srijit from others and I have also seen his previous works. It’s lovely working with him.”
The movie also features Naseeruddin Shah, Gauahar Khan, Pallavi Sharda, Ila Arun, Mishti, Poonam Rajput, Rajit Kapoor, Flora Saini, Mishti, Ridheema Tiwari, Vivek Mushran, Rajesh Sharma, Pitobash and Ashish Vidyarthi among others.
We are sure, this movie is definitely going to sweep all awards!