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  • Begum Jaan

    I wanted to show anger of partition through 'Begum Jaan': Srijit Mukherji

    Partition remains a searing reality in the history of India and Pakistan. Against this backdrop, Srijit Mukherji has sought to bring to Hindi filmgoers what he had for Bengali viewers two years ago. "The subject is very hard-hitting. Partition as an event demands that kind of treatment. While reading stories of partition and its impact on human lives by Saadat Hasan Manto and Ismat Chughtai, I used to get angry and hurt. I wanted to show that in-your-face anger

    Interviews | April 24, 2017
  • Vidya Balan, Begum Jaan, Gauahar Khan

    Gauahar Khan elated with 'Begum Jaan' response

    Ecstatic over the critical acclaim for her performance in the Vidya Balan-starrer Begum Jaan, actress Gauahar Khan says the film is turning out as a career breakthrough for her. The actress plays Rubina, one of the sex workers in the Srijit Mukherji-directed film, and she says the movie has managed to evoke response from people, who had not been in touch with her for years. “The last four days have been fantastic. After Rubina became a dream come true, now every second,

    Bollywood | April 19, 2017
  • Begum Jaan

    'Begum Jaan' opened at Rs 3.94 cr despite mixed reviews: Srijit Mukherji

    Taking criticisms head-on, filmmaker Srijit Mukherji on Saturday said his debut Bollywood feature "Begum Jaan" has opened to Rs 3.94 crore as opposed to a lower industry expectation, despite mixed reviews and releasing alongside the mammoth Hollywood franchise "Fast & Furious 8" (FF8). "For the statistically inclined, delighted to announce that despite mixed reviews, FF8, big regional new year releases and being an A rated film, #BegumJaan opened to 3.94 cr as opposed to the industry expectation of 3-3.25 cr and

    Entertainment | April 15, 2017
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    'Begum Jaan': Overdramatic and convoluted

    Film: Begum Jaan Director: Srijit Mukherji Cast: Vidya Balan, Ila Arun, Gauhar Khan, Pallavi Sharda, Priyanka Setia, Ridheema Tiwari, Raviza Chauhan, Mishti, Gracy Goswami, Pitobash Tripathy, Sumit Nijhawan, Ashish Vidyarthi, Rajit Kapoor, Chunky Pandey and Naseeruddin Shah Rating: ** A simple story narrated in a convoluted manner is what sums up Begum Jaan. The period drama, layered with historical tales, recounts the tribulations of Begum Jaan, a brothel keeper whose brothel is situated bang on the Radcliffe line that divides India

    Reviews | April 15, 2017
  • Wish Pakistan censor board gave 'Begum Jaan' a viewing: Mahesh Bhatt

    Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, whose latest production Begum Jaan -- set against the backdrop of India's Partition in 1947 -- won't release in Pakistan, wishes the censor board in the neighbouring country would have given it a watch. "I did not look at Pakistan just as a market to sell my wares. When Begum Jaan was not viewed by their censor board, I was ridiculed by some of my close associates. That did hurt. I wish they had given my film a viewing and

    Entertainment | April 13, 2017
  • Chunky Pandey, Begum Jaan, Vidya Balan, Housefull

    When Chunky thought he wouldn't get a role in 'Begum Jaan'

    Chunky Pandey has stunned everyone as a menacing guy in Begum Jaan trailer, and the actor says he was not sure if he would get that part in the film. “After the release of Housefull, I was auditioning for Begum Jaan and people on the sets were telling me to say dialogues like Aakhri Pasta (his character in Housefull). At the back of my mind I thought I would not get the film,” Chunky told. “But Srijit was sure he wanted me to play this

    Interviews | April 13, 2017
  • Style File: Different shades of 'Begum Jaan'

    Photo | April 12, 2017
  • Vidya Balan

    Vidya Balan hopes people will connect with 'Begum Jaan'

    Actress Vidya Balan hopes the audience connects with her new film Begum Jaan, in which she plays the madam of a brothel. "The film's trailer and songs have got overwhelming response from the audience and they are eagerly waiting to watch the film. I hope people will connect with the film", Vidya said at a special screening of the film here on Friday. "Every time I make an attempt to present new and unusual stories for the audience.

    Bollywood | April 8, 2017
  • It’s Vidya Balan’s Begum Jaan Vs Rituparna’s Rajkahini!

    Srijit Mukherjee's  directorial Begum Jaan starring Vidya Balan has been the talk of the town ever since the trailer of the film was released and what makes it even more intriguing is its uncanny resemblance with the Bengali film Rajkahini starring Rituparna Sen Gupta. Interestingly, ‘Rajkahini’ was also directed by Srijit Mukherji and it was released in 2015. The film became one of the most critically acclaimed films of that year. Set at the backdrop of the India-Pakistan war, Rajkahini was based on a

    Bollywood | March 31, 2017
  • How Vidya Balan transformed herself to fierce 'Begum Jaan'

    Acclaimed filmmaker Srijit Mukherji revealed on Tuesday how Vidya Balan, who has been known for her jovial and down-to-earth personality, completely transformed herself to no-nonsense brothel madam Begum Jaan. "Before we started shooting Begum Jaan we organised two workshops simultaneously. One with Vidya, another with girls... because Vidya is a jovial down-to-earth person and she easily mingles with everybody on set and I didn't want that. I wanted certain kind of distance with the girls from Vidya," he said at the trailer

    Bollywood | March 15, 2017

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