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    Past five years a roller coaster for me: Vidya Balan on health

    Mumbai: Actress Vidya Balan, who has hardly cared about her appearance and the criticism she has faced from people regarding her weight, says that the past five years of her life have been a roller coaster healthwise.

  • Box Office: Begum Jaan collects Rs 1.5 crore

    Begum Jaan is staying low during the weekdays as well, what with Rs. 1.5 crore more coming on Tuesday. The film has collected Rs. 14.85 crore and in the best case scenario, it would have a Week One billing of Rs. 17.75 crore.

  • Women-centric films are here to stay’: Vidya Balan

    She’s an enigma on screen, and watching her perform is always a treat for any cinelover. Vidya Balan’s just released Begum Jaan sees her in a never-before avatar, as a madame of a brothel. Here too she keeps her fans and critics enthralled with her powerful act. Balan believes that the rise of woman-centric cinema is quite a positive trend, and is inspired by women who are real life heroes. In this interview, the

  • No competition with Rituparna Sengupta, says Vidya Balan

    Kolkata: Vidya Balan has said that she does not have any competition with Rituparna Sengupta, who essayed the lead role of ‘Begum Jaan’ in the Bengali film titled “Rajkahini”.

  • Vidya Balan met with an accident in Mumbai; unhurt

    Manav Kaul will play the on-screen husband of Vidya Balan

    Actor Manav Kaul will play the on-screen husband of Vidya Balan in a slice-of-life comedy film ‘Tumhari Sulu’. “Our search for the character of Ashok lasted for two months. We finally zeroed down on Manav, who is a fine, seasoned actor capable of blending into different roles. We were looking for someone solid opposite Vidya and Manav fits the bill,” said director Suresh Triveni in a statement. Manav Kaul is best known

  • Actor Ridheema Tiwari talks about her debut film Begum Jaan

    TV actress Ridheema Tiwari makes her Bollywood debut in the Vidya Balan-starrer Begum Jaan. She recounts, “I started auditioning for films in 2010. I moved to TV when nothing materialised. An actor should just do her best.”

  • Begum Jaan: ‘Aazaadiyan’ Song highlight the Era of Partition

    A yet another song, Aazaadiyan, from Vidya Balan starrer Begum Jaan is out. The song is sung by Sonu Nigam, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. The song highlight the India-Pakistan partition moment which impacted Begum Jaan and her comrades’ life. She has been asked to vacate her house as the border between two countries will be drawn through her house. However, Begum refuses to oblige and decides to fight her way to death.This recent song

  • Vidya was destined to do Begum Jaan, says Srijit Mukherji

    Director Srijit Mukherji says actress Vidya Balan initially declined to be a part of “Rajkahini” but he decided to approach her again for the Hindi remake, “Begum Jaan”. The actress instantly said yes for the Hindi remake and Srijit believes Vidya was destined to be a part of the project.

  • OMG! Vidya Balan learns to shoot a rifle in 10 days

    While actors undergo extensive preparations for the roles that they play on screen, it was no different for Vidya Balan who plays a strong protagonist in the forthcoming period drama Begum Jaan. While she plays the madam of a brothel, the film will also see her fighting for her house and family, for which she will even be using rifles.

  • Begum Jaan will renew focus on sex workers, says Srijit Mukerji

    National Award winner Srijit Mukherji’s Bollywood debut feature Begum Jaan will bring a renewed focus on the sex workers community, he said. A Hindi adaptation of Mukerji’s critically-acclaimed Bengali outing Rajkahini, Begum Jaan sees Vidya Balan play a brothel owner in a story of survival set against the backdrop of the Partition. The film releases on April 14.