While, there were reports that, 'Begum Jaan' is based on life of prostitutes in a brothel, set in the post-independence era. The director of the movie Srijit Mukherji denies these reports.
He added, 'Begum Jaan' is not about a brothel or even about Partition
Srijit Mukherji's maiden Hindi film 'Begum Jaan' starring Vidya Balan has hit the right chords with the masses. The film, which tells a story of survival, against the backdrop of the partition, is a Hindi adaptation of the director's critically acclaimed Bengali movie 'Rajkahini'.
But, the director rubbished rumours of the film revolving around the partition.
He said, "The film is not about a brothel or even about Partition, it is about a group of survivors who defy nations and proclaim their space as their own."
He further went on to talk about the importance of his protagonists.
He stated, "My point is, even if it is a brothel, even if they are prostitutes, their personal freedom is as important and as worthy of fighting for as that of any other citizen. This is why my protagonists are prostitutes."