Vidya Balan: “I wanted to give expression to my anger”

Shyama Sudra



Soon to be seen playing a strong headed, virtuous woman who will do anything to fight for her home in ‘Begum Jaan’, Vidya Balan has revealed that the role gave her a chance to express the anger buried deep within her.

“I wanted to unleash that part of me and all it took was a conversation with Bhatt saab on a flight. We were promoting ‘Hamari Adhuri Kahani’ (2015) so, I told him that I wanted to give an expression to my anger, I have a lot of anger,” Hindustan Times reported the actress stating.

She went on to add, “The long and short of it is that he came to me with ‘Begum Jaan’…But to actually give vent to that kind of anger, aggression, wasn’t easy. But it was fun, once you break the limits, it was a lot of fun. It’s so freeing. Siddharth (Roy Kapur, husband) believes that I do have a violent streak.”

Through the trailer of the film, it’s clear to see how and why Balan had to take on such an intense emotion. If this is anything to go by, it’s clear to see this will be another powerful character that can only be played by Balan.

Directed by Srijit Mukherji, with Mahesh Bhatt behind it’s production, ‘Begum Jaan’ is set to hit the big screens on 14th June.