After receiving a lukewarm response for Kahaani 2 at the box office, Vidya Balan is ready to bounce back with her next film Begum Jaan. Known to portray varied roles, Vidya has yet again taken up the challenge of playing a madam of a brothel in Begum Jaan.
And the first poster of the film has only up the curiosity level. Clad in a maroon ghagra-choli with a hookah in one hand, Vidya looks menacing as Begum Jaan. And the caption, "My body, my house. My country, my rules" sets the tone of the film.
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Set during the partition of India, the film shows the trials and tribulations of displaced women.
Directed by Srijit Mukherji, Begum Jaan has Vidya playing the madam of a brothel who is caught in the midst of partition. While some of her girls are being forced to move to Pakistan, others are pushed to India, and how she stands strong for her women.
The film is set to hit the screens on April 14.