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Begum Jaan Vidya Balan Talks About the Movie, Women Empowerment & More

Mar 30, 2017 05:43 PM IST iVideos iVideos

The response to Begam Jaan's trailer which released earlier this month has been phenomenal. And actor Vidya Balan, has been receiving a lot of praise for her bold and ferocious portrayal as the owner of a whorehouse, who refuses to give up the ownership of her brothel even during tough times such as the India-Pakistan partition.

Written and directed by national award winning director Srijit Mukherji and produced by Mukesh Bhatt, the film is about the story of Begam Jaan's brothel which lies right in the middle of the proposed India-Pakistan partition line.

The story is about how Begam Jaan and her girls put up a fight to protect the space and to make sure that they are not displaced.

In a candid conversation with News18.com, Balan talks about Begam Jaan, the preparations that went behind portraying the ferocious brothel-keeper and women empowerment.

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