Vidya Balan says actors should avoid taking political stands. "Actors shouldn't take political stands. I don't take political stands because I don't want to influence my audience," Vidya said at the News18 India Chaupal here on Friday, read a statement. Also dwelling upon how films are increasingly becoming the target of activists, she said: "There are a lot of bullies. They wake up before the release of the film and want attention. Some are from inside the industryBollywood | March 17, 2017
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 trailerBollywood | March 15, 2017
Bollywood actress Vidya Balan revealed the first poster of her much awaited film Begum Jaan on Tuesday morning. Begum Jaan, directed by Bengali director Srijit Mukherji, is a remake of Bengali film Rajkahini, stars Vidya in the lead, a brothel’s madam in Punjab during India’s partition in 1947. The film also stars Gauahar Khan, Pallavi Sharda, Ila Arun, Mishti Chakraborty, Pitobash, Naseeruddin Shah, Chunkey Pandey in pivotal roles. Produced by Vishesh Films, Begum Jaan is set to hit the theaters on April 14.Bollywood | March 7, 2017
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