Earlier this year, a new project based on the issue of misuse of rape laws by men and women alike was announced. The film titled ‘Section 375: Marzi Ya Jabardasti’ was to feature Akshaye Khanna and Richa Chadha in the lead. However, to be produced by Kumar Mangat Pathak and Abhishek Pathak, the movie was being helmed by Rahasya maker, Manish Gupta. And no further developments on the project have come to light since then.
Earlier there were reports that Akshaye had kept the makers on hold due to his commitments to another project titled, ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’. However, if the latest reports are to be believed, apparently, Akshaye is no longer a part of the project.A daily quoted a source saying that there have been several discussions and disagreements between the actor and the makers. The source further added that Akshaye has violated the contract and has been unavailable for the longest time. And subsequently, now the whole team has decided to replace him in the film. As reported, they don’t want to make the movie with him anymore. On the other hand, Richa is reportedly still on-board.The source also added that Akshaye had already signed the contract for a certain remuneration that was promised to him. But after he signed another film, he wanted twice the amount.The daily also reported the source stating that Akshaye asked for several changes in the script, and was disinterested in the project thereafter. He had allotted his dates for the film but went back on his word.Therefore, for the time being, the movie has been stalled.