Begum Jaan makes a lot of noise, cuts a lot of throats, but sucks up to kiddie-ideas of history and revolution, feels Sreehari Nair. In Begum Jaan, Vidya Balan (playing the eponymous Begum) puffs on her hookah-pipe, the smoke emanating from which creates clouds above, and birds appear in the clouds for Begum to talk to. She talks to the birds, and then the birds fly away and tweet her saga far and wide, across lands and lampposts. The clouds occasionally rain themselves out, and as ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
'I asked all the actresses to stop waxing, shaping eyebrows, pedicures and manicures because I wanted a rustic look.''They are very glamorous women, so there was a bit of insecurity.''They would put on a little make-up on the sly, but I would sit like a school teacher and check make-up and nails!''I would make sure that every bit of unnecessary make-up was taken off.' IMAGE: Vidya Balan in Begum Jaan. Photograph: Kind courtesy Srijit Mukherjee/Instagram Director Srijit Mukherjee's Hindi ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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