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Akshaye Khanna-Richa Chadha’s ‘Section 375’ to close the 3rd Singapore South Asian International Film Festival

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Akshaye Khanna and Richa Chadha will be seen in ‘Section 375’. The movie will be the closing film at the 3rd Singapore South Asian International Film Festival (SgSAIFF). Produced by Kumar Mangat Pathak, Abhishek Pathak and SCIPL, the movie is directed by Ajay Bahl. The movie is about section 375 of the Indian Penal Code.

Confirming the news, Piiyush Singh (co-chairman of the festival) said, “The idea is to have quality of films that trigger conversations around societal issues and cinema. We are happy to have a line-up of stimulating films in such a short span of time and the idea is to be better with each passing year.”

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Akshaye Khanna, who is playing a lawyer in the movie, said in a press release, “A flagship screening at a film festival is the best possible way for this film to start its journey into people’s minds and hearts. Film festivals are the greatest celebration of the art of cinema that we are all privileged to practise. SgSAIFF is an amazing platform to showcase the hard work and passion that has gone into crafting this film and my personal journey in playing this character which has so many shades and nuances.”

Richa, who has also donned the character of a lawyer, said that her role is one of the most challenging roles ever. She completely loved the script. “The fact that the film has been selected to be the closing film of a prestigious film festival like SgSAIFF is a matter of great satisfaction and honour for me. I am very excited to be able to present the film in-person to a large live audience and be able to engage in a real-time dialogue. The film is about creating a meaningful dialogue in society about the rape law in India and it is fitting that its journey starts at a prestigious film festival,” said the actress.

The festival starts from August 30 and ends on September 7 with an awards show.

Also Read: ‘Section 375’ trailer: It’s justice vs law in this Richa Chadha vs Akshaye Khanna courtroom battle

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