Akshaye Khanna-starrer Section 375 delayed; actor shoots for The Accidental Prime Minister on priority

FP Staff

Mar 28, 2018 11:52:44 IST

Akshaye Khanna, who was scheduled to start shooting for his next Section 375 this summer, has put it on hold as he is more keen on the political drama alongside Anupam Kher.

Akshaye Khanna in The Accidental Prime Minister. Twitter/ @republic

Akshaye Khanna in a still from The Accidental Prime Minister. Twitter/ @republic

DNA reports that that Akshaye has kept Manish Gupta's Section 375 waiting and flown to London to shoot for the political drama first which he finds a more interesting project. This film an adaptation of the book The Accidental Prime Minister and has Anupam Kher playing India's former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Section 375 is reportedly about how women can even misuse the laws that are there to protect them. The story is about 10 cases that took place in Mumbai, and will see Akshaye play a lawyer. Richa Chadha will reportedly play the public prosecutor in the film.

On the other hand, the cinematic adaptation of The Accidental Prime Minister will see Akshaye playing Sanjay Baru. Akshaye maintained that The Accidental Prime Minister has no political agenda and his role will play a game-changer on many levels. "I realised that it is a very important movie, whether I was a part of it or not was secondary. Even if my role was insignificant I would have still done it," the actor said to The Economic Times.

The script for this film is written by Hansal Mehta. It is slated to release on 21 December.

Updated Date: Mar 28, 2018 11:52:44 IST