Vidya Balan is raw as the boss of a brothel in ‘Begum Jaan’


Vidya Balan, who has won hearts with her acting prowess in films like ‘The Dirty Picture’, ‘Kahaani’ and others, will be next seen in ‘Begum Jaan’. The actress plays the titular role of the woman who runs a brothel.

The first look of the film is doing the rounds of internet and it seems like a still for the sets. The image has Vidya lying on a cot and puffing ‘hookah’. With a de-glamorised look and her tresses around her face, she looks raw. The picture also the gorgeous model-actress Gauhar Khan in a pale green salwar-kameez, sporting a de-glam avatar. Another girl is also seen in the frame.  

Besides Vidya and Gauhar, the film also stars a host of other talented actors, including Pallavi Sharda, Ila Arun, Naseeruddin Shah, Rajit Kapoor, Akhilendra Mishra and Tinu Anand.

Begum Jaan’ is a historical drama set during the times of Indo-Pak partition in 1947. It is the Bollywood directorial debut of National Award winning filmmaker Srijit Mukherji, and is an adaption of his own acclaimed Bengali film ‘Rajkahini’ starring Rituparna Sengupta in the lead role.

‘Begum Jaan’ is slated to release on March 17.