Sonakshi Sinha Says Talking About Sex Is Important And We Couldn’t Agree More
We’ve watched Sonakshi Sinha in romantic, comedy and action movies so far. However, for the first time ever, the Dabangg actress will be seen in a movie that explores a subject that’s largely taboo in India. She is gearing up for the release of Khandaani Shafakhana, which depicts the story of a young girl who runs a sex clinic in Punjab, after inheriting it from her dead uncle.
We can imagine the amount of flak the lead character faces in the movie, because sex is still something people don’t like to associate with a woman from a “good” family. In fact, this is a thought that has percolated to such an extent that even sex education is deemed vulgar by many. Sonakshi Sinha is hoping that this film will open up a dialogue about sex and sex education in India. “I decided to do this film because it’s a very relevant and important subject that should be discussed. I don’t want anyone, woman or man, to shy away from talking about this topic. I hope my doing this film, will give them the courage to talk about sexual issues openly. I am sure this movie will get people thinking… and talking. ‘Baat toh karo’,” said Sonakshi.
In fact, in a country with a population that’s threatening to surpass even China’s, talking openly about sex is all the more important. Population is shooting up, there’s always a risk of catching sexually transmitted diseases and yet, sex education is not given due significance. Like you prefer dying over talking about sex?
The film’s director Shilpi Dasgupta agrees, “Did you know that till very recently, sex education was banned in quite a few states of India? This is an issue we must all rally around. Sonakshi really took on this challenge, something most people would be hesitant to even discuss, let alone play the role. We hope that we will be able to help people to no longer look at sex as a dirty word.”
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Sonakshi believes seeking medical help for sexual disorders should be normalised. “If you have a fever, you go to a doctor and 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 told PTI. She also pointed out how it’s not the same for men and women when it comes to being open about sex. “In this film, we see her own brother telling her that she cannot run the clinic because she is a woman. So it also talks about inequality,” revealed Sinha.
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Khandaani Shafakhana is all set to release on August 2. It also features Varun Sharma and rapper Badshah in key roles.