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Sony MAX to premiere Khandaani Shafakhana on Nov 22

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MUMBAI: Sony MAX presents ‘Khandaani Shafakhana’ as its World Television Premiere this November. The film starring Sonakshi Sinha, Varun Sharma and popular singer Badshah will help break the taboo around the topic of fertility clinics in small town India. The film will premiere on 22nd November 2019 at 8PM only on Sony MAX.

Produced by T-Series and Sundial Productions and directed by Shilpi Dasgupta, Khandaani Shafakhana is the story of a woman, receiving the ownership to her uncle’s fertility clinic. Despite the social pressures she faces to repurpose the clinic into a business venture more befitting of a young woman, Babita ‘Baby’ Bedi (Sonakshi Sinha) takes on the business with a firm outlook on making it prosper and breaking the taboo around it with the help of Gabru Ghataak (Badshah). Playing the fool, her brother, Bhooshit Bedi (Varun Sharma) adds his quirky remarks along the way to get the kind of popularity his sister now enjoys.

Speaking a bit about preparing for the role and getting close to his co-stars, Badshah adds, “I had been reading a couple of scripts at the time. Sonakshi has played a very important role in the decision making. She read the script first and immediately had recommended my name. And when I spoke to her, she just made me go for it. They were also extremely patient with me in pulling up the correct shot. Honestly, I did not have to prepare much for the role. I had a certain image of Gabru in my mind from the moment I heard the script and I was just going with the flow. I definitely have a lot of new found respect for film makers and actors after this experience though. I think the whole process was a lot of fun.”

Speaking about his experience shooting for the film, Varun Sharma reminisces about his experience on why he chose the film, “I was really thrilled when I received this opportunity, because it was interesting as a film and had a very important message and it was about breaking certain taboos. So, I instantly jumped on to it and I wanted to be a part of it. The experience working with Badshah and Sonakshi was fantastic – we connected over music and other conversations, we have become thick friends now. Every day was a lot of fun, one of the tastiest incidents was going to Amritsar for Amritsari Chole and while talking about it now, I recall the taste of it.”

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