Actors Rakul Preet Singh and Sumeet Vyas-starrer slice-of-life drama “Chhatrivali” will have a direct-to-digital release on ZEE5 early next year, the streaming platform announced on Thursday.
The film is produced by Ronnie Screwvala and directed by Tejas Prabha Vijay Deoskar.
“Chhatriwali” aims to deliver a strong social message on the importance of male contraceptives and safe sex.
Rakul plays the quality control head in a condom factory in the film set against the backdrop of Haryana.
The logline reads, “Although initially shy and embarrassed about her job, she soon realized the importance of safe sex and then took it upon herself to de-stigmatize the conversation about sex education.”
The makers announced the digital release of the film on the occasion of World AIDS Day.
Rakul said that ‘Chhatriwali’ is special as it is an entertaining film with a thought-provoking social message.
“This World AIDS Day, I join the fight against HIV by raising awareness about the importance of safe sex and the use of male contraceptives through my upcoming film Chhatriwali,” the actor said in a statement.
Manish Kalra, Chief Business Officer, ZEE5 India said that they are excited to bring a film that deals with the taboo subject of sex education in a progressive and entertaining way. He added, “The film packs a punch about the importance of sex education with humor and sensitivity. With a mix of social messages, strong female characters, comedy, subtlety and a lot of drama, Chhatriwali promises to entertain and educate our audience.” sure for.” ,
Ronnie Screwvala said that he and his team at RSVP Movies are happy to support strong female-led stories.
“We are happy to support strong female lead stories with a meaningful narrative and Chhatriwali is just that. Without sounding too preachy, we have created a mass family entertainer with an important message as the idea is about sex education and safe sex The conversation has to be normalized,” he said.
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