Sonakshi Sinha is all geared up for her next release Akira. In the movie, Sonakshi will be playing a girl who gets into a tiff with the goons of her college. Akira is all about Sonakshi’s fight to come out a case against the corrupt cops (Anurag and Konkana Sen) and college goons. As per Sonakshi, the movie will touch upon the issues of ‘Acid Attack’ and ‘Ragging’ in the country. (Read: Akira Trailer review)
While talking about the issue of Acid Attack, Sona said, “A R Murugadoss has indeed touched upon the burning issue of acid attacks on innocent girls in some parts of our country. It is one of the most important plots in our film as Akira’s father decides she should learn self-protection and enrolls her in a karate camp where girls are generally sent to music or dance or handicraft coaching institutes. It is Akira’s father who taught her to stand up for what is right, to not be dependent on anyone by herself.”
Talking about ragging, Sona says, she had faced ragging herself during her college days. “Ragging is touched upon greatly in the film (‘Akira‘). I feel that I did go through it in SNDT (Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women’s University), which is an all-girls’ college but it was a way of making friends with each other,” Sonakshi said here during the promotion of the movie.
The actress further added, “Till today, people who ragged me or I ragged my juniors, we are still friends. I think it should be an enjoyable process to everyone and not something that traumatises a student or a child for life. That’s something which needs to be taken care of.”
Directed by A R Murugadoss and produced by Fox Star Studios, Akira is slated for release on 2 Sept 2016. (Read: Akira music review)