Sonakshi Sinha Speaks About Leading Khandaani Shafakhana, a Film Dealing With a Taboo Subject
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Sonakshi Sinha Speaks About Leading Khandaani Shafakhana, a Film Dealing With a Taboo Subject

Khandaani Shafakhana, Sonakshi Sinha and Varun Sharma starrer, will hit the theatres on 26th July. In a recent interview, Sonakshi spoke about her character and the film.

Sonakshi Sinha will soon be seen in the comedy-drama Khandaani Shafakhana, which also stars Varun Sharma, Badshah, Annu Kapoor and Kulbhushan Kharbanda in important roles, and has been directed by debutante director Shilpi Dasgupta. The film portrays Sonakshi as a happy-go-lucky Punjabi girl from Hoshiyarpur, who has to find a balance between what her family wants and her own dreams. In the movie, Sonakshi becomes in charge of running a sex clinic, based on which the film seeks to address taboos around sex. Opening up about the subject matter, the actress shared that it is good to have a female character leading the story instead of a male character, which has been done previously. She said,

"In the film, my character struggles to thwart the social stigma and ignorance about sex in a small town. We have always had male protagonists in such films. I feel happy that I am the flag bearer in terms of the subject - running a sex clinic in a film.”

Speaking on the taboos surrounding sex, Sonakshi said, "If you have a fever, you go to a doctor and are not shy about it but when people have a sexual disorder, it's all done in a hush-hush tone. Nobody goes to a clinic or talks about it. Sex is the most natural thing in the world. We are here today because of it so why don't we talk about it?" She further added that the film also talks about gender equality as the audiences will see the main character's own brother telling her that she cannot run the clinic because she is a woman. Khandaani Shafakhana — produced by Bhushan Kumar, Mahaveer Jain, Mrighdeep Singh Lamba, Divya Khosla Kumar and Krishan Kumar — is scheduled to hit the theatres on 26th July.

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By Ayesha Hoda
Ayesha Hoda is a senior communications professional and writer, currently based in Dubai, UAE.