Another Friday rolls around and our movie buff comes out! This Friday let’s get ourselves educated and open-minded with Sonakshi Sinha’s new release, ‘Khandaani Shafakhana’. This upcoming Bollywood dramedy (drama-comedy) film is the directorial debut of director Shilpi Dasgupta.

Starring Sonakshi Sinha, rapper-turned-film actor Badshah, Varun Sharma and Annu Kapoor this movie definitely hit the right spots on its trailer! However, this movie is not just for laughs; the story revolves around Babita ‘Baby’ Bedi, a Punjabi girl (played by Sonakshi Sinha) who decides to continue her family traditions by opening a fertility clinic. 

While this decision of hers is well-thought, society obviously decides to intervene and judge her actions. Since society is very conservative, Babita Bedi faces a lot of obstacles while running her sex clinic.

Looking at the fact that we now live in the 21st Century, it is still astounding how many people are not comfortable visiting a sex clinic and continue to criticise the practice. This ‘shameful act’ seems the reason why people in India avoid visiting fertility clinics. Sex being a taboo in India is widespread in adults because it was considered so in their childhood too. 

When adolescent students are not given the right sex education, it develops a hole in their personality. Sex education is not only about sex, but also about an individual’s sexual orientation. When an adolescent is not allowed to explore their sexuality, when they are not aware that there are more than the two mainstream options, the adolescent’s emotional quotient takes a hit. 

It has been reported that the schools in India (government and private) do not encourage sex-ed classes. The teachers either skim through the chapter or completely avoid it. This behaviour should not be encouraged as this not only confuses an adolescent and throws a hit at their self-esteem, it also leads the way to unabashed sexual crimes!

India definitely needs to buck-up in their sex-ed, and while schools are not taking any leading actions, movies like Khandaani Shafakhana intend to spread awareness to a wider audience!