The new trailer of Begum Jaan starring Bollywood actress Vidya Balan has gone viral on social media. The multi-starer film features Naseeruddin Shah, Rajit Kapur, Ashish Vidyarthi, Vivek Mushran, Chunky Pandey, Ila Arun, Gauahar Khan and Pallavi Sharda. But it is none else but Vidya whole stole the limelight with her stunning, power-packed performances in the film. Set in the time of partition, the film chronicles the lives of prostitutes and the women living in a brothel in rural Punjab. The film contains explicit terminology and Vidya Balan is seen using abusive language quite easily.
The trailer of Begum Jaan tells the story of a brothel owner who has to vacate her house/establishment when the British decide to partition India right through her property and to that the she and the other women living there are not going to agree to, as this was the place they called home.
Have a look at the trailer:
While, all actors seem to look and perform amazingly well, but what caught the eyeballs the most was actor Chunky Pandey who looks strikingly different! He is almost unrecognisable with his shaved head and white stubble. He was just seen in a few shots in the trailer, but those were enough to lure the eyeballs. While Naseeruddin Shah lives up to his reputation and provides a great performance as a creepy character, Ashish Vidyarthi and Rajit Kapoor make for a colourful performance too.
Begum Jaan is a Hindi adaptation of director Srijit Mukherji’s Bengali film Rajkahini, which is an Indian Bengali drama film directed by the same director.
The film Rajkahini has an ensemble cast of eleven major female characters and also stars Jisshu Sengupta, Abir Chatterjee, Saswata Chatterjee, Kaushik Sen in other pivotal roles. It is scheduled to hit the theaters on April 14.