Actor Nishank Verma, who is geared up for his forthcoming film Section 375, feels that the courtroom drama addresses a relevant subject that needs to be talked about in today’s times.
The film, directed by Ajay Bahl, focuses on Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code, under which a woman can accuse a man of rape if he has sexual intercourse with her without her consent, or if the consent is produced via coercion or deception, or if the woman is not of sound mental state to give consent.
“I think it is a relevant subject. While Section 375 is a very important tool in the fight against gender-based violence, its misuse by a few people with vested interests can weaken the fight against the real perpetrators,” said Nishank while interacting with media.
Nishank was earlier seen in the Akshay Kumar-starrer Gold, and has also been part of several television and online commercials, shorts films and web series.
In Section 375, Nishank plays an associate of the defence lawyer in a rape case, played by Akshay Khanna.
Talking about his character in “Section 375”, Nishank said: “I play an associate of Akshaye Khanna’s character, who is a lawyer. We had a few scenes where we brainstorm on the best ways to build our case as representatives of the accused. It is a small role but it was a great experience for me to shoot with the team and I learnt a lot during that process.”
Talking about his upcoming projects, Nishank said: “I have Shaadistan coming up, which is directed by Raj Singh Chaudhary. I will also be seen in a couple of web series such as ‘Gormint’ on Amazon Prime and ‘Asura’ on Voot.”
Section 375, starring Akshaye Khanna and Richa Chadha, is scheduled to release on September 13.