The Ayushmann Khurrana-starrer, Article 15 is all set to hit screens next week and has already started to create quite the buzz in the industry and beyond. As always, Ayshmann Khurrana has opted for a role that sets him apart from others in the film fraternity. The film has been making headlines due to its hard-hitting concept and connection with social issues based on discrimination. With films such as Bareilly Ki Barfi, Shubh Mangal Savdhaan, Andhadhun and Badhaai Ho under his belt, fans have high expectations from the actor.
In a recent interview with PTI, Ayushmann talked about how his earlier film has helped him with Article 15. The versatile actor said, ”Last two years were very fortunate for me as my films clocked great numbers at the box office and it only gave courage to me to do a film like Article 15. It was a part of my bucket list to do a film like this because I always wanted to do something on a social issue."
The film is all set to give a social message, about which the Vicky Donor actor said that if a mainstream actor is attached to a subject like this, the film will have a wider reach. He added that with Article 15, they want to reach out to people who still believe in caste discrimination. Ayushmann Khurrana believes that if his film changes the mindset of one person, it will be a victory for them.
The film, which is helmed by Anubhav Sinha has also been making headlines for the controversy it has created. In an attempt to clear the controversy, Ayushmann Khurrana said, "I have noticed that there is a lot of controversy around Article 15. I would like to maintain to everyone who is protesting and claiming that the film is anti-Brahmin, please see it. Our film does not take any sides, has no intention to showcase any community in bad light and it has been censored by the censor board who have their own set of guidelines of seeing a film.
The Anubhav Sinha directorial irked the Brahmin community in Uttar Pradesh over the fact that the story has been “tweaked". The film’s trailer shows two young girls of a village brutally raped and murdered and their bodies left hanging from a tree. It shows that the girls were targeted because they demanded a hike of Rs 3, in their daily wages.