Producer Vishesh Bhatt said the Vidya Balan starred “Begum Jaan”, because of various reasons may not release in Pakistan. We’re in talks, but as of now there’s no confirmation from there, thanks to the political situation.”
He added that the film has a wide reach, considering the time period it is set in, which is the pre-Independence era. According to Vishesh Bhatt, this is the reason why the film belongs to both countries. This is why the team is trying to make sure the film reaches the maximum number of people, whilst keeping in mind the political situation.
Producer has even written to the Pakistan government to allow the film to be released, according to reports. He has not received a reply yet.
“Begum Jaan” tells the story of a brothel owner set in the backdrop of the Indian Independence movement. This brothel is located on the border of India and Pakistan, according to the plot of the film. Directed by Srijit Mukherji, it stars Vidya Balan, Gauahar Khan, Ila Arun, Pallavi Sharda, Naseeruddin Shah and Rajit Kapoor.
In India, it is set to release on 14 April, 2017. It is a remake of the Bengali film Rajkahini, also directed by Srijit Mukherji.