Richa Chadha and Sonakshi Sinha will confront each other on August 2, 2019. Both actors whose films are lined up for release on the same date, August 2, will compete for box-office numbers.
Ajay Bahl’s directorial Section 375: Marzi Ya Jabardasti is an upcoming social drama with Richa Chadha and Akshaye Khanna in the lead, which will clash with debutante director Shilpi Dasgupta’s film starring Sonakshi Sinha and rapper Badshah, who is also making his acting debut in the film.
In response to the box-office clash, the actor in a tongue-in-cheek manner commented that she was glad on the reports of the box-office clash, as it was high time leading ladies of the film industry also “clashed” at the box office.
In a Twitter post, she said, “Oooh, Sonakshi Sinha, it’s high time leading ladies “clashed” at the box office! Looking forward to it, sister! #SistersBeforeMisters #GirlPower #BollywoodCamaraderie!!!”
Section 375 is based on the misuse of Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code that deals with rape. Richa will be seen essaying the role of a public prosecutor arguing for the victim, played by Meera Chopra, while Akshaye will play the defence lawyer. Khanna will be seen representing a film director, played by Rahul Bhatt.
Meanwhile, the Shilpi Dasgupta film will be a slice-of-life entertainer with an ensemble cast that includes Varun Sharma, Annu Kapoor, Kulbhushan Kharbanda and Nadira Babbar .
On making his acting debut, Badshah told IANS: “I am extremely nervous. However, now that I have taken the leap, I will give it my best. Bhushanji and Mrigh (producers Bhushan Kumar and Mrighdeep Singh Lamba) both kept convincing me on how perfect the role is for me. It’s a film which is so unique and different.”
Oooh @sonakshisinha , it’s high time leading ladies “clashed” at the box office! Looking forward to it, sister! #SistersBeforeMisters #GirlPower #BollywoodCamaraderie !!! ❤️♀️🇮🇳😋🤗 https://t.co/ucjujux2Y8 pic.twitter.com/xYDZqRNS0D
— TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha) May 15, 2019