Rakul Preet Singh, who will next appear in a sex education movie, has said that when she attended a class on the subject during her school days, all she wanted was for the class to stop. She added that everyone in the class was giggling and no one wanted to ask questions. (Also Read: Chhatriwali trailer: Rakul Preet Singh takes charge of giving sex education)
Based in Harayana, Chhatriwali is directed by Tejas Prabha Vijay Deoskar. Rakul plays the role of Sanya, the head of quality control in a condom factory and Sumeet Vyas is placed opposite her. Produced by Ronnie Screwvala, the film will be released on ZEE5 on January 20. The film also plays a leading role Satish ShahDolly Ahluwalia, Rajesh Tailang, Prachee Shah Paandya, Rakesh Bedi and Riva Arora.
Reflecting on her childhood, Rakul told News18 in an interview, “I think I was in ninth grade at the time. The funny thing is that it made us all giggle and embarrassed that we didn’t want to ask questions about it. We waited for class to end.”
She also spoke about the right age for sex education. “But what is the right age to train people? Certainly not if they have already created certain taboos in their heads. A child enters puberty at the age of 13-14 and that is when they should know everything about their sexual health. That’s the age to educate them because if they’re educated, they won’t make bad decisions,” she told the portal.
Rakul, who claims the film is her dream project, spoke about the importance of the film’s subject matter during the launch of the Chhatriwali trailer earlier this month. “I hope our hard work pays off because this film deserves special attention and appreciation. In today’s patriarchal society, every household needs a Sanya who has the courage to fight single-handedly against all odds, traditions, social norms and barriers,” she said.
She added that she hopes people are inspired by her character to find their voices and speak out against unsafe sex.
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