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Vidya Balan’s Begum takes a tumble

Mirror (August 9) had informed that Vidya Balan will be taking on the avatars of Rani Lakshmibai, Razia Sultana and Mirabai in an important sequence in her upcoming post-Partition drama, Begum Jaan.

The upcoming Indian historical drama Begum Jaan, currently being shot in Delhi. Now, Says a source from the sets, “The horse was a little frisky and Vidya who was battling it out as Razia Sultana slipped off. But being the professional that she is, she resumed shooting within a few minutes of the incident.”


Vidya Balan

Director Srijit Mukherji – “She did slip off the horse, but only partially, because the saddle had slipped. It was a difficult sequence but the final take was perfect. I had offered her the option of a body double but she wanted to ride the horse herself so we didn’t shoot with the body double,” said Vidya Balan plays the lead role of a brothel’s madam during the partition of India in 1947.

produced by Mahesh and Mukesh Bhatt. Music composer of the movie is Anu Malik, is scheduled for release in March 2017.


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