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Begum Jaan Vidya Balan 'lives as a whore, fights as a queen' in bolder than before role

The trailer depicts the film highlighting the rise of feminism and talks about the difference between freedom and independence, with the fight for India's right to self rule serving as the background.

Published: 14th March 2017 08:38 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th March 2017 08:38 PM   |  A+A-

By Online Desk

Lived as whores, fought as queens - the film's description perfectly summarises the trailer of Begum Jaan starring Vidya Balan and Naseeruddin Shah, that hit pairing from Ishqiya and Dirty Picture. At first, it seems like another retelling of the partition of India and Pakistan. But as the trailer plays out, one sit picks up the subtle innuendos wrapped within the story. 

The trailer depicts the film highlighting the rise of feminism and talks about the difference between freedom and independence, with the fight for India's right to self rule serving as the background. 

From her debut in the 1995 sitcom 'Hum Paanch to Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh', Vidya Balan has played several bold characters and gaining critical acclaim. Her performance in Begum Jaan as the madam of a brothel during partition promises be worth the month-long wait. Begum Jaan's release in cinemas is scheduled for April 14.

Watch the trailer here:

Showcasing a preview of the trailer at an event on International Women's Day, Begum Jaan producer Mahesh Bhatt said, "It’s a new homecoming for me. This is a kind of cinema which I was known for in my formative years."

Begum Jaan has been written and directed by National award-winning director Srijit Mukherjee, famed for Zulfiqar and Autograph. The film has been produced by Mukesh Bhatt, Mahesh Bhatt, Vishesh Bhatt and Play Entertainment, and co-produced by Sakshi Bhatt and Shree Venkatesh Films. 

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