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First look : Vidya Balan pulls off a perfect and powerful 'Begum Jaan'

The graceful actress Vidya Balan who is known her power-packed performances in films such as "Kahaani" and "Dirty Picture"is all set to woo us all once again with her upcoing film "Begum Jaan". The very

India TV Entertainment Desk, New Delhi [Updated:07 Mar 2017, 1:00 PM IST]
Vidya Balan as Begum Jaan
Vidya Balan as Begum Jaan

The graceful actress Vidya Balan who is known her power-packed performances in films such as "Kahaani" and "Dirty Picture"is all set to woo us all once again with her upcoing film "Begum Jaan".  The very first look has been released today and boy oh boy, Vidya looks powerful and fierce all the way.

The poster gives us an insight into Vidya's character.  The 38-year-old actress will be portraying the role of a brothel madam in Punjab.

The film is set during the Partition of India and shows the tribulations of displaced women. 

The "Parineeta" actress took to Twitter and shared the first poster from the film with a powerful caption that read, " “Aa rahi hoon main! #BegumJaanFirstLook @visheshfilms @srijitspeaketh.” 

The actress looks every bit the madam of a brothel in the poster. Her look has been designed by Bollywood designer Rick Roy.

The film also stars Gauahar Khan whose deglam look in the earlier stills of the film have caught a lot of attention. 

Here's the pic

India Tv - Vidya Balan as Begum Jaan

Talking about Begum Jaan, Vidya said in earlier interviews, “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 is directed by National Award-winning director Srijit Mukherji. The film marks his Bollywood debut.

"Begum Jaan" will hit the cinemas on April 14.