Sonakshi Sinha‘s upcoming film, Khandaani Shafakhana, is all everyone’s talking about because of its very compelling and fresh concept. The film is based on the many taboos and misconceptions around sex and sex education in India. The film stars Sonakshi in the lead, who inherits a sex clinic left by her maternal uncle and co-stars Badshah and Varun Sharma. The film rides majorly on Sona’s shoulders, and while people are talking about actresses taking up more roles that are female-centric, Sonakshi is not a fan of the labels.
The actress has proved she can take up challenging roles and do a great job at it with films like Noor, Akira and Lootera. In an interview with Indian Express, she speaks about how it’s a great time to be an actress in Bollywood today, and how she completely despises the labelling of films as ‘women-centric’.
I just want this whole thing of calling a film led by a female artiste ‘woman centric’ to go away because when an Akshay Kumar or a Salman Khan does a film, no one calls it a male-centric film. A film is a film. Period. We should stop categorising them. We should treat them as equals.
We completely agree with Sonakshi!
Khandani Shafakhana is directed by debutante Shilpi Dasgupta and is all set to release this Friday, 2nd August.