The actress will be seen as not one but three historical characters in her next...
Vidya Balan is currently shooting for the second schedule of Begum Jaan in Delhi and looks like she is going to stun one and all in the film. A leading tabloids reveals that the actress is all set to take up the avatars of Rani Lakshmibai, Razia Sultana and Mirabai in an important sequence in the film. And not only are they relevant to her character but also the narrative.
Begum Jaan is a Hindi adaptation of National Award-winning film maker Srijit Mukherji's Bengali film, Rajkahini. Talking about the sequence, Srijit reveals, "It's definitely not for a dream sequence. Some portions of the sequence are already in the cans and the rest will be filmed over the next few days.
We hear that Rick Roy has designed the costumes for the sequence and he spent weeks researching on the subject as all the three characters are from different periods. Vidya also did her preparations to get the right body language. She even took horse riding lessons which came in handy for the sequence. As Srijit further reveals, "I offered her to use a body double but she insisted on riding herself and has done a fabulous job with it."
If you remember, Kangana Ranaut was supposed to play Rani Lakshmibai in a biopic based on her life, which was to be directed by Ketan Mehta. But she is currently shooting for Hansal Mehta's Simran and so, Vidya becsme the first one in the recent times to play the historical leader. Kangana will turn into Rani Lakshmibai post Simran.
Meanwhile, Begum Jaan is about the lives of 11 women living in a brothel that gets divided by the newly-chalked LOC, with half of the house in India and the other half in Pakistan post the Partition. What happens next will make you stay at the edge of your seat! Are you excited to see Vidya as Rani Lakshmibai? Tell us in the comments section below! Also check out the story about Kangana playing Rani Lakshmibai in the video right here:
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