Begum Jaan’s trailer has already crossed more than 20 million views and by the looks of it, it promises to be a powerhouse of performances. While the film has heavyweights like Vidya Balan and Ila Arun, Begum Jaan has an ensemble of many other talented actresses:
Well, what we can tell about Bollywood’s original female ‘hero’. Vidya Balan is a complete stunner, be it her magnetic performances in Paa or Kahaani. Now, with the latest, she is back as Begum Jaan herself, where she will be reprising the role of Rituparna Sengupta in Rajkahini. As a brothel owner, Vidya Balan looks absolutely fierce and bold in a role, which might just win her the awards this year!
Gauahar Khan is television’s favourite girl. With reality show titles behind her, Gauahar Khan is a complete winner. With a film like Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year, Gauahar established herself as a competent actress. The actress feels the film will earn her due as an actress. She adds, “I hope that my credibility as an actor is established with Begum Jaan. I have never craved for screen space — I want the audience to remember my character.”
Like Vidya Balan, whatever we say for Ila Arun would be less. The talented actress and singer has been part of the industry for long and has done stellar roles . Playing the role of Amma, who works under Vidya Balan, Ila Arun says the her journey in Bollywood has been a mixed bag. She adds, ““From Mandi to Begum Jaan, my journey has been challenging. The only difference between Mandi and Begum Jaan is that audience has changed. And audience would need to understand what circumstances pushes women into such a predicament”
Like her co-stars, the movie will also see Bengli actress Mishti in a prominent role. The actress was seen in Great Grand Masti and Subhash Ghai’s Kaanchi. She also worked down south in Chinnadana Nee Kosam.
Flora Saini was seen before in MSG : Messenger of God and another film, Love in Nepal. She was also seen in a web series called A.I.S.H.A-My virtual girlfriend.
The Australian native made her debut with Ranbir Kapoor and the recent international success Lion. And now, she is back to Hindi Films with Begum Jaan, where she will be seen as Gulabo. Having spent considerable time doing different types of films, be it Hawaizaada or Dus Tola, Pallavai feels extremely grateful for her next. She says, “I feel very proud to have been part of such a stellar cast. Working with the likes of Vidya Balan, Ila Arun and Rajit Kapoor - you can't ask for more as an actor.
The actress was last seen along with her Begum Jaan co-star Pallavi Sharda in Hawaizaada. Srijit Mukherji’s directorial will be more of a relaunch for the actress.
For the former TV actress, there could not have been a better film debut than Begum Jaan and she thoroughly enjoyed every but of her role. She says, ““In Begum Jaan I am playing Amba who is a fierce fearless defiant mad bull & is a member of the whorehouse. The role has human element and was a fantastic experience”.
Raviza who was seen in acclaimed miniseries Tanlines, will be making her bollywood debut with Begum Jaan.