Akshaye Khanna's Film "Section 375" Lands In Legal Trouble As Court Summons Filmmakers Over Its Trailer

Mina Muzumdar |Aug 28, 2019

Akshaye Khanna and Section 375's filmmaker has been summoned to answer for the film trailer. Read details!

Today, actor Akshaye Khanna and Section 375 film producer has just been summoned over the film trailer. Earlier, after Section 375's trailer was released, it has spearheaded a controversy as showing lawyers in a bad light.

Therefore, producer Kumar Mangal Pathak, Abhishek Mangal and Akshaye Khanna have been requested to appear before Pune Civil Court this September 9.

Directed by Ajay Bahl, Section 375 based on the real-life rape case and Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code. The film chronicles the story of a public prosecutor (Richa Chadda) who seeking justice for a victim of a rape case defended by attorney Akshaye Khanna. 


At the beginning of August, the first poster of the film was released. Following by, Section 375's official teaser was unveiled the next day on 8 August 2019. As in the teaser released by T-Series, Richa Chadda and Khanna's character were seen fighting each other in the rape case.

Rape crime and sexual harassment have been a thorny issue for India for a long time. In the more than one minute teaser, Akshaye Khanna was seen giving a realistic statistic about rape cases in India. Talking about the film's storyline, an insider said:


However, soon after the release of its official trailer, an advocate brought legal charges against the film, saying it portrayed the court procedures in an incorrect way.

Also, the petitioner criticizes the filmmaker over a scene in which the advocates are trying to make a cross-statement with the rape victim and purposely asked objectionable questions in the court.

Starring Akshaye Khanna. Richa Chadda, Rahul Bhat, Meera Chopra, the film is expected to hit the cinema on 13 September 2019.


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