Bollywood’s Akshay Kumar is starring in Raksha Bandhan, a movie based mostly on the difficulties confronted by ladies in India and the way dowry performs an essential half of their weddings. He thinks the complete thought of dowry is akin to “extortion” and a malpractice that continues to plague India until this date.
“We can not disagree with the truth that dowry may be very a lot there in India. It’s within the layers. Some name it dowry, reward, ‘sankalp’. It has completely different names,” he stated at a press convention on Wednesday, reported The Indian Categorical.
“Some demand that they want to have the wedding on a large scale. I would call it extortion. The father, the brother are not that capable, and yet they try to do as much as they can so that it [the wedding] happens.”
The actor was talking at a promotional occasion for the movie that addresses the problem of dowry. Kumar performs a brother to 4 sisters within the film who struggles to satisfy the dowry calls for. Calling Raksha Bandhan a “sensitive” movie, he stated not many motion pictures goal such topics. “If the film works even on 5 to 10 per cent of people who watch it, I’ll feel as if I have made the biggest film ever,” he added.
The movie will likely be releasing in Indian theatres this week alongside Aamir Khan’s Hindi adaptation of Tom Hanks Forrest Gump titled Laal Singh Chaddha.
The actor reiterated that the discharge of the 2 movies is helpful for the business even when they drop on the identical day as each have to do effectively to ensure that good movies to launch within the close to future.
“I see that the glass is half full, not half empty. There’s no clash, no effect [at the box office]. Both films should work and we support each other,” he stated.
Movie director Aanand L Rai, who was additionally current on the occasion, stated that the story of the upcoming movie took form in the course of the preliminary lockdown amid Covid-19. It follows Raju, performed by Kumar, a store proprietor who’s struggling to get his 4 youthful sisters married. It options Sadia Khateeb, Sahejmeen Kaur, Deepika Khanna and Smrithi Srikanth as Kumar’s on-screen sisters.