Vidya Balan’s ‘Begum Jaan’ to be the first release of 2017

Actress Vidya Balan starrer ‘Begum Jaan’, about the trauma faced by displaced women in a brothel during the Partition era, will hit the screens on January 6, 2017.

Produced by Play Entertainment, the film is helmed by National Award winner Srijit Mukherji, who is making his directorial debut in Bollywood.

Milind Dabke, Head, Play Entertainment, said: ” ‘Begum Jaan’ is a high-voltage denouement, a strong women protagonist commercial cinema, created by master craftsman Srijit Mukherji. We will have a wide release on January 6, 2017.”

Vidya plays the title role of the madam of a brothel in the film, which also stars Naseeruddin Shah, Rajat Kapoor, Gauahar Khan, Pallavi Sharda, Ila Arun, Ashish Vidyarthi and Chunky Pandey.

Play Entertainment’s earlier production “Jai Gangaajal”, starring Priyanka Chopra, also happened to be a woman-centric saga.



  • Thats a remake of Bengali acclaimed movie Rajkahini directed by Srijit Mukherjee. He is one of the few acclaimed director of India. Bengali film was a gem.

  • You see Naseeruddin shah, you see Rajat Kapoor and
    You suddenly see this name

    ‘Chunky pandey’😂😂😂

  • Rajkahini Was Super Hit even With A Certificate & Women Centric But Content Proved King & become Super Hit But Yes Promotional Campaign was Very Aggressive & Trailer Got Overwhelming Response & Then It Opened well Due to Srijit Mukherjee’s Name Hope Begum Jaan Will Prove Much Better Than Rajkahini & Vidya will Play well The Character of Begum Jaan Which Rituparna Sengupta Played Tremendously……………….

    Hope Srijit Mukherjee will Give us Another Gem In The Name of Zulfikar this Durga Puja Before Begum Jaan…………….

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