Richa to work with Akshaye in SECTION 375 a courtroom drama on rape
Richa Chadha is on career high, post the success of FUKREY RETURNS and now she has two films releasing back to back DAAS DEV and 3 STOREYS, both the films portray women in a bold and strong way.
Richa will now be seen opposite Akshaye Khanna in a suspense movie titled SECTION 375 which is a court room drama produced by Kumar Mangat Pathak and Abhishek Pathak and directed by Manish Gupta.
SECTION 375 touches upon the most sensitive issue of misuse of Rape Laws in India by men and women alike. The story of the film revolves around a rape case that is so ambiguous in nature that the judges are unable to decide whether the incident was a rape or was it merely consensual sex?
This issue hasn’t been highlighted in Bollywood so far. In the film, the accused’s defense lawyer will be played by Akshaye Khanna and the public prosecutor is played by Richa Chadha and they will be seen locking horns in court, each producing irrefutable evidence about their own client’s innocence and the guilt of the other party, thus leaving the judges puzzled about the truth.
Speaking about the same, director Manish says, “Rape laws are being misused by men and women alike leaving the judiciary and police confused as to which rape case is genuine and which is fake.”
The filmmaker attended several hearings in court for two years as part of his research. “There are special courts with female judges who only hear rape cases. I have also met survivors, their families, alleged rapists and lawyers representing both sides. It’s very disturbing not only for the accused and the survivors but also their families.” ends Manish.
Abhishek Pathak who is producing the film with his father Kumar Mangat Pathak said, “I have seen Manish’s RAHASYA and we thought it was a great film. We know what he will be able to achieve with this script. When he came to us, we were drawn by the idea of Section 375 and decided to back the project.”
With this film Akshaye and Richa will be sharing screen space for the first time.