Richa Chadda and Akshaye Khanna’s Section 375 Under Attack for its Ending

Richa Chadda and Akshaye Khanna’s Section 375 Under Attack for its Ending

Section 375 director too has been called out for the movie’s controversial ending
Richa Chadda and Akshaye Khanna’s Section 375 Under Attack for its Ending
Still from Section 375

At the end of the very engaging courtroom drama Section 375  director Ajay Bahl leaves  us with a question mark regarding the rape survivor’s  claim of being raped. This ambiguous ending has angered netizens and several  critics who accuse the director trivialising  the #MeToo  movement. Ajay Bahl is being trolled  mercilessly for the  ‘open’ ending. But Ajay is far from fazed.

He defends his film, “There is  never a clean closure to such a  horrific crime. Also, it must be remembered that this was a script that was brought to me by  the  producers  to  direct a subject  that was already with them. So my opinion on the way this courtroom battle ended wasn’t taken into consideration.”

About the critical backlash Ajay says,  “You will be surprised at the huge number false cases of sexual harassment and domestic violence that are registered against men. To say women are always right and men always wrong in sexual harassment cases wouldn’t be correct. My film doesn’t defend predatory behaviour. It  argues for a right of  voice for  the accused.”

 The rape incident in Section 370 set in the Hindi film industry has many shades taken  from the  murky Shiney Ahuja  case. Says Ajay, “There may be similarities. But ours is a fictional case. There are many such cases in every  profession. In showbiz, they get highlighted.”

Comments