‘Begum Jaan’ is just a few weeks away from release but it’s emerged that it may not reach the cinemas in Pakistan due to political pressure.
The film is set with the backdrop of the partition and it therefore might not release in Pakistan. Vishesh Bhatt, producer of the film, told Deccan Chronicle, “Pakistan is in a kind of a limbo kind of a state in general, because of various reasons. We’re in talks, but as of now there’s no confirmation from there, thanks to the political situation.”.
He did add that it will have a particular feel when released in India, “Begum Jaan is a film that belongs to the subcontinent. It’s based on the pre-independence concept, so in that sense, it belongs to the audiences in both the countries. Our idea is to reach the maximum number of people, but we’re evaluating it in terms of the political situation”.
‘Begum Jaan’ stars Vidya Balan, Gauahar Khan and Pallavi Sharda to name a few. It’s scheduled to release on 14th April.