Vidya Balan said, “I am looking forward to work with Naseer saab. Naseer and me have worked in completely two different worlds in the The Dirty Picture and Ishqiya and this again is a diametrically opposite world. It’s always exciting and nerve-wracking to work with him.”
She also added that she is “always nervous when I am working with him”. Begum Jaan is a Hindi adaptation of Srijit Mukherjee’s Bengali classic, which is set against the backdrop of partition. Mukherjee will direct the Hindi version too.
The actor will also be seen in thriller film TE3N and she says she loves thrillers. “I love thrillers. I have done quite a few thrillers and fortunately they have all worked well for me. TE3N is again a different film and I have always enjoyed working with Sujoy,” she said. Produced by Sujoy Ghosh, TE3N is directed by Ribhu Dasgupta.
The film also stars Amitabh Bachchan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in lead roles.