Akshaye Khanna On New Film Section 375: 'It's Relevant And May Start A Debate'

Akshaye Khanna says, "I feel this film gives a holistic view of a particular case, whether you are a part of defense or prosecution."

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Akshaye Khanna On New Film Section 375: 'It's Relevant And May Start A Debate'

Akshaye Khanna in Section 375. (Image courtesy: YouTube)


New Delhi: 

Highlights

  1. There will be conversation about this issue, which is necessary: Akshaye
  2. Section 375 also stars Richa Chadha, Meera Chopra and Rahul Bhat
  3. The film will open in theatres on September 13

Actor Akshaye Khanna, who stars in courtroom drama Section 375, says that his upcoming film is 'relevant' and that it may start a debate among the audience, reports news agency IANS. Speaking at the film's trailer launch event, Akshaye, who plays the lawyer defending a filmmaker accused of sexual assaulting a crew member, said that the film gives a 'holistic view of a particular case' and that 'more than educating the audience, there will be a debate about this issue.' Akshaye Khanna told reporters, "I think more than educating the audience, there will be a debate and conversation about this issue, which is necessary."

"I feel the story of this film is relevant because, no matter which year you are living in, it concerns what is happening all around. I feel this film gives a holistic view of a particular case, whether you are a part of defense or prosecution, whether you are the judge or a normal person viewing it on television and reading about it in newspapers. So, all these angles have been taken into consideration while writing (the film)," he added.

Section 375 is based on Section 375 of Indian Penal Code laws in India and actress Richa Chadha plays rival lawyer opposite Akshaye. Richa is the attorney for the junior costume designer (played by Meera Chopra), who has accused a filmmaker (played by Rahul Bhat) of sexually assaulting her.

The trailer of Section 375 dropped on the Internet on Tuesday:

Section 375 is scheduled to release in India on September 13.

(With inputs from IANS)



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