Actress Vidya Balan's film Begum Jaan hit the screens this Friday. Directed by Srijit Mukherji, Begum Jaan is an adaptation of Bengali film Rajkahini, which was headlined by actress Rituparna Sengupta. In Begum Jaan, Vidya plays the role of a brothel 'madam'. The film is set against the backdrop of Partition, when Begum Jaan is asked to vacate her brothel, as the East India Company decides to draw a division line in Punjab. The film portrays Vidya's struggle to save her home. Vidya Balan is supported by an impressive cast which includes - Naseeruddin Shah, Ila Arun, Gauhar Khan, Pallavi Sharda, Rajit Kapoor, Ashish Vidyarthi and Chunky Pandey.
"I love the fact that Begum Jaan was written by a man with such a deep understanding of women, what they feel, what they go through," said Vidya Balan, who features as the protagonist in the film. She shared more details about her experience of making the film in her interview to NDTV.
"She's so brazen, unapologetic and aggressive," Vidya Balan on why she loves the character of Begum Jaan.
Actress Vidya Balan tells NDTV why the film Begum Jaan is so special to her.