Akshaye Khanna: Films are most impactful, Article 375 will remain with people for long

Bollywood actor Akshaye Khanna was in Singapore for the world premier of his new film Section 375 at the Singapore South Asian International Film Festival (SGSAIFF).

In the courtroom drama, Akshaye plays the role of a lawyer defending a filmmaker accused of sexually assaulting a crew member. The movie explores an issue which has been much talked about in the last few years. Akshaye hopes that the film, will spur a conversation around the topic – which he thinks is necessary. “Films have an enduring impact on people – much more compared to other art forms,” he says. 

Connected to India spoke to Akshaye in an exclusive interview on his new movie, his views on the film industry, as well as his upcoming projects.

Kareyst Lin
Kareyst Lin – Senior Correspondent

Kareyst has experience in writing about B2B technology for Computerworld Singapore, MIS Asia and CIO Asia; and on government technology for GCIO Asia. Her pet areas are artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and smart cities - these are fueled by her obsession with sci-fi movies and philosophy of mind. An active Yoga practitioner and cat lover, with a background in Indian philosophy, subaltern and diaspora studies.