Begum Jaan aka Vidya owns it as the bold owner of a brothel in the period drama, also starring Naseeruddin Shah, Rajit Kapur and Gauahar Khan. While all actors look impressive in their parts, it is actor Chunky Pandey who looks strikingly different.
Unfortunately, Vidya’s brothel falls right at the border and is to be divided in such a way that half of it falls in India and the other half in Pakistan. The inhabitants are warned by the administrators to vacate the premises, but because they refuse, it leads to tragic and violent consequences.
Begum Jaan is a Hindi adaptation of director Srijit Mukherji’s Bengali film Rajkahini. It is scheduled to arrive in cinema houses on April 14.