On Thursday, Entire cast and crew of the film Begum Jaan attended special screening of the film. Bollywood celebrities like Mahesh Bhatt, Deepak Dobriyal and Rituparna Sengupta who played brothel owner original Bengali film Rajkahini apart from the film’s lead actors.
Here’s what they have to say about the film:
Gauhar Khan – I am excited and nervous for the release of the film. First time in my acting career, I had the platform and opportunity to prove my acting talent through this film. The way our director Srijit has made this film is amazing. Vidya Balan has looking outstanding in the film. Vidya Balan is a superstar I always admired her acting and she also had same feeling for me so I feel bless doing this film and it is dream come true moment for me. All girls have worked really hard for the film. It was tough experience shooting the film in 45 degree celcius in state like Jharkhand.
Mahesh Bhatt – As a filmmaker, you are always in pressure during the release of the film but we are really happy with the outcome and we have made a film which is relevant to this time. Srijit Mukherjee had done outstanding job in terms of direction and writing.
Srijit Mukherjee – It’s been a satisfying journey throughout the making of the film.The appreciation from Mahesh and Mukesh Bhatt is big thing for me as they are the producers of the film and I hope audience will also like our film.
Pallavi Sharda – I have seen this film yesterday and I am really relaxed after watching the film. I feel whoever will see this film will move from inside and as a filmmakers and actor, we have exactly tried to do that. As far as I know, the film is strong and I have stopped worrying about result of the film at the box office. We have shot this film in some extreme conditions but our director supported us throughout the film.
Vidya Balan – We are really excited about the film as we have put in so much effort to make a strong film. Shooting for the film was difficult experience because of extreme weather condition but we had so much of passion and that made it easy. In future also I would like to work in strong women oriented roles.
Rituparna Sengupta – I am looking forward to watch the film. Vidya Balan is looking really good in film’s trailer and I think this film will create a history.
Chunky Pandey – First time in my acting career, I have played a negative character in the film. My character in the film is like a devil. When I decided to do the film, director gave me brief that I have leave my comic personality aside to get into the character and we have shot in difficult weather situation. It was bit tough but I had great time shooting the film.
Begum stars Vidya Balan, Gauhar Khan, Pallavi Sharda, Poonam Rajput, Raviza Chauhan, Flora Saini, Chunky Pandey, Nasseruddin Shah, Ashish Vidyarthi in pivotal rolse. It is directed by Srijit Mukherjee and produced by Play Entertainment and Vishesh Films.
It will release on 14 April.