Director Srijit Mukherji film ‘Begum Jaan’ has been released in cinemas. Many actresses have worked with Vidya Balan in the film. These include 29 year old actress Mishti, who played the role of teenage girl Shabnam, who rushed to Vidya Balan’s brothel after losing her family.
During this a time comes when Shabnam has to be intimate with the old king (Naseeruddin Shah). Significantly, the actor is 38 years older than her.
Begum Jaan is based on true events in the backdrop of Punjab during India’s Partition in 1947. Begum Jaan (Vidya Balan) runs a brothel. She is fierce and headstrong and takes good care of all the inmates. The story takes a dramatic turn when the border between India and Pakistan passes through her house and she is asked to vacate the place along with her inmates. But she is not ready to leave her brothel.