Vidya Balan is playing the role of a brothel owner. The film is set in the backdrop the post independence era and is the Hindi remake of the Bengali film Rajkahini. It depicts the journey and struggle of a bunch of sex workers who fight against all odds to maintain their existence and dignity.
Poonam will be seen essaying the character of Rani in the film, who is a Pahadi girl with Gadhwali accent.
She said, “I hope that, Begum Jaan will be biggest turning point of my career as I come from completely non-filmy background from a small village of Himachal Pradesh and it has been very hard but fruitful journey as I am working in Vidya Balan and Mahesh Bhatt produced film. I already know that lot of good things will happen to me as far as my acting career is concerned.”