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SONAKSHI SINHA ON PLAYING A CHALLENGING ROLE OF A SEX CLINIC OWNER IN HER UPCOMING MOVIE by MOHNISH SINGH The year 2019 is shaping up to be special for Sonakshi Sinha as it sees her starring in four diverse films. The hard-working actress will follow up a challenging role in big-budget drama Kalank with her second release of the year Khandaani Shafakhana next Friday (2). Sonakshi takes on a challenging part in the sex-clinic comedy, which is venturing into new territory for commercial Hindi cinema. This will be followed by path-breaking space drama Mission Mangal on August 15. Then, towards the end of 2019, she stars opposite Salman Khan in action blockbuster Dabangg 3. No stranger to out of the ordinary characters, Khandaani Shafakhana sees Sonakshi play an Amritsar-based Punjabi girl who inherits a sex-clinic from her deceased maternal uncle. She wants to sell it off, but has to run the clinic for at least six months before cashing in on the lucrative business. Eastern Eye caught up with Sonakshi to talk about playing Baby Bedi in Khandaani Shafakhana, the importance of sex education and the toughest scene of her career. The actress also looked back at her journey in Bollywood and how she selects her scripts. What is Khandaani Shafakhana, according to you? When you catch a cold or fever, you visit a doctor. But, when somebody suffers from a sexual disorder, why do they shy away from talking about it or going to a doctor? A disease is a disease. So our film tackles this subject, mostly. When you present such a topic with a little bit of humour, then people do try to understand it and give a serious thought to the issue. Are you of the opinion that sex education should be taught to children at school? Yes, of course. There are no two ways about it. If we…

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