Dying to show ‘Begum Jaan’ trailer to my family: Vidya

Kolkata: Actress Vidya Balan is eager to show the “Begum Jaan” trailer to her family, but says will she will do so only on the day of its formal launch.

“I want everyone to watch the trailer. I am dying to show it to my family but I have told them that I will only show it to them on the day of the trailer launch,” Vidya said here days ahead of the trailer’s unveiling on March 14.

Produced by Mahesh and Mukesh Bhatt, the film is helmed by National Award winner Srijit Mukherji.

Set against the backdrop of Partition, the high-voltage drama, a Hindi adaptation of Mukherji’s stellar Bengali offering “Rajkahini”, is a story of survivors who defy nations to save their homes.

Vidya plays the title role of the madam of a brothel in the film.

The “Dirty Picture” actress feels the film clip mirrors the essence of the drama.

“I loved it. It was so powerful. When you are working, you are racing against time, braving the weather, you don’t realise what you have made,” the National Award winner said when asked about the clip.

“Begum Jaan” releases on April 14.