Just a couple of months back we informed you that Vidya Balan has been finalised for the role of Begum in the upcoming movie 'Begum Jaan.' Now the latest news is she will start shooting for the film from June 18, 2016 in Jharkhand.
Vidya has started preparing for her character and is taking tutorials for her voice modulations to suit the character. She is also learning horse riding as it will be a part of the character.
Srijit Mukherji, the director of the film said, "Her character smokes hookah which makes one's voice grainy. Vidya already has a timbre of the voice but we want to make it grainier, hence the workshops with her during different times of the day to identify the right texture that will suit the character."
He also added, "We have been improvising on certain scenes which won't be in the film but will help Vidya get a better grip on the character and her life. In fact, she got emotional while reciting poetry about partition, the revolution and the pain, themes which are very close to Begum Jaan's character." Vidya will portray a woman from Punjab and her look will be inspired from that region.
The film is the adaptation of Srijit Mukherji's Bengali film 'Rajkahini.'