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HC judgement on pre-marital sex comes as a relief: actress Khushbu

For actress Khushbu, the uproar over the recent judgement passed by the Madras HC brought back memories of 2005.

Shomini Sen | IBNLive.comshominisen

Updated:June 20, 2013, 10:13 AM IST
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HC judgement on pre-marital sex comes as a relief: actress Khushbu
For actress Khushbu, the uproar over the recent judgement passed by the Madras HC brought back memories of 2005.

New Delhi: For producer-actress Khushbu Sundar, the uproar over the recent judgement passed by the Madras High Court which stated that couples indulging in pre-marital sex can be considered married brought back memories of 2005.

Supporting the recent stand by the Madras HC, the actress in a telephonic interview stated, "High time we stopped hiding behind the old beliefs. I am happy that the High Court has acknowledged that pre-marital sex exists in the society. "

Did she think the judgement was regressive? "No, not at all. The High Court was right in its place to pass such a judgement. It was merely trying to protect the rights of a woman who was in a live-in relationship with a man and had children with him. What's wrong in that? The judgement comes as a relief."

The judgement was a modified version of an April 2006 judgement of a family court in a maintenance case.

A family court in Coimbatore had ordered a man to pay Rs 500 maintenance per month to his two children and Rs 1,000 as litigation expenses and had held that the woman's wedding with him did not have any documentary proof.

"I said exactly the same thing back in 2005. Pre-marital sex exists in the society. Why deny it? Both in my case and in this case, no one is really encouraging it. Both parties are just merely stating the fact."

In an interview for AIDS awareness, actress Khushbu had stated that girls should have protected sex to prevent sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancy. The statement had received lot of flak and a case was filed against her. Later, the Supreme Court had dismissed all cases registered against the actress for her alleged remarks on pre-marital sex.

"No one is encouraging and asking couple to be in a live in relationship. But yes, no one can stop them either. It's their fundamental right," said the actress.

The actress, whose recently produced film 'Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru' opened to good response at the Box Office, categorically said that as of now she has no plans to make a comeback in films. "I am busy with my assignments on TV, I produce films and I am happy being there for my daughters. I like that my husband (Filmmaker Sundar C) is doing so well in his career and I'm happy supporting him."

Having started working in films very early in her life, would Khushbu want her two daughters to be in the film industry? "It is their choice. They are familiar with the industry. We don't have a problem if they chose a career in films but as of now, they are too young and need to finish their studies."

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