Actress Vidya Balan has the ability to lose herself in her character. Whether it is Kahaani or Dirty Picture, you only the character. With her upcoming film Begum Jaan, Vidya appears to have achieved the feat once again. Vidya Balan plays the owner of a brothel in Punjab. The film shows the Partition of India and the tribulations of displaced women. Vidya Sharing the first poster and tweeted, “Aa rahi hoon main! #BegumJaanFirstLook @visheshfilms @srijitspeaketh.” with message “My Body. My House. My Country. My Rules.” And the subtitle states, “When Freedom Fought Independence…”
In the film Vidya Balan looked fierce as Begum Jaan, Gauahar also made a deep impression. Speaking about her role in the film, Vidya Balan said, “My onscreen character raises a very important question — why are a woman’s actions controlled by her father, brother, husband or son? So she decides not to allow anyone to take away her space, be it in terms of property or her physical self. The script and the story are really very different and attractive. We are just finishing dubbing and post-production work.”
The film shows She as the madam of the brothel, who along with her courtesans is caught in the midst of Partition. While half the women of her brothel are being sent to Pakistan and the rest being pushed to India. She stands strong as a rock for herself and the women dependent on her. She called the film the story of survivors. “The film tells the story of survivors as they defy nations to save their homes. The story is set amidst the changing political scenario during the partition,” Vidya told.