Soon after the soul stirring trailer of the Bengali film Rajkahini hit the tube, the Bhatt camp announced a Hindi remake of the same. Starring Vidya Balan, Begum Jaan was supposed to be based in Punjab unlike its original which was in West Bengal. However, now we hear that the film is in trouble as several departmental heads have walked out of the venture.
Speculations state the reason behind the same is financial crisis which have affected three major departments of filmmaking. Apparently, cinematographer Ravi Chandran, costume designer Payal Saluja and production designers Amit Ray and Subrata Chakraborthy have walked out of the film. We hear that trouble started brewing when there were several changes added to the location, starting from Punjab it was later shifted to Hyderabad, then Rajasthan and finally landed at Kolkata, West Bengal like its original. It is being said that the makers are now on a lookout for replacements for the teams while simultaneously the work on the sets has started since May 17 in Kolkata.
On the other hand, cinematographer Ravi Chandran continues to maintain that he had to drop out of the film owing to date clash. Revealing details on the matter was producer Vishesh Bhatt who added that while Ravi left the film due to personal reasons, the matter is currently under discussion when it comes to others. Also stating that he will stand by them, Vishesh further stressed on the fact any decision henceforth will be taken keeping the film into consideration.
Begum Jaan revolves around the heart touching story of women at a brothel who decide to save their home caught amidst a partition war and selfish political motives.
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