Starring Vidya Balan in leading role, Begum Jaan with the tagline ‘Lived as whores, fought as queens!’ certainly impressed, wowed and moved us with the incredible trailer. The gritty drama written and directed by National award-winning director Srijit Mukherjee also stars Naseeruddin Shah, Ila Arun, Gauahar Khan, Pallavi Sharda, Rajit Kapoor, Ashish Vidyarthi, Vivek Mushran, Chunky Pandey, Poonam Singh Rajput, Ridheema Tiwari, Flora Saini, Priyanka Setia, Mishti Chakraborty, Sumit Nijhawan, Pitobash and Rajesh Sharma in pivotal roles.
All we can say is sit back in awe of Vidya Balan who has completely transformed herself down to the tones of her voice to become Begum Jaan. She is absolutely brilliant!
Talking about her transformation, director Mukherjee said at the recent trailer release, “Vidya would ask me questions of begum’s childhood memories, her memories from her first night after her wedding, and her history about her abuse and how she ran away. So I needed to prepare a prequel and a sequel in my head. When Vidya entered the set, I saw ‘Begum Jaan’ who is a fierce, manipulative no-nonsense kind of woman, walking in. There was no trace of Vidya Balan.”
We cannot wait until the movie releases in cinemas on 14th April 2017