Actors Akshaye Khanna and Richa Chadha will feature in "Section 375", a Bollywood suspense drama based upon misuse of rape laws in the country. A presentation by Panorama Studios, the movie will be produced by Kumar Mangat Pathak and Abhishek Pathak and directed by Manish Gupta. The helmer said in a statement.
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 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.The director had to do a lot of research for the movie, for which he had to attend several hearings in court for a time span of two years.
"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.In the film, the accused's defense lawyer which will be played by Akshaye, and the public prosecutor is being played by Richa. The two lock horns in a court, each producing irrefutable evidence about their own client's innocence and the guilt of the other party, thereby leaving the judges puzzled about the truth.
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