Ayushmann Khurrana Feels Current Crop Of Actors Can “Speak About the Unspoken” As Audiences Have Become Open Minded
Ayushmann Khurrana is vocal about subjects that matter to him. He is glad he can afford to be brave in today’s era, weighing in on how happy he was to star in Article 15. Here is why!
Actor Ayushmann Khurrana is vocal about subjects that matter to him. The actor feels that the Indian audience is now more open to varied content which is extremely beneficial for the career of actors who can experiment with characters. Known to be a versatile artist, the Article 15 star is glad he can afford to be brave in today’s era and speak about the unspoken. "The so-called upper class has blinders on – so we know about it but still are unaware. With the response Article 15 received, I do think the Indian audience is now more open to such films. This is the era where I think we can afford to be brave enough and speak about the unspoken," he said to IANS.
Ayushmann added, "It is not just in Hindi cinema but also with us, people living in an urban setup who have been caste-blind. Discrimination is a practice that is so rampant in rural India, to the extent that it is disheartening to even witness it.”
In Article 15, Ayushmann features as a police officer and is happy he got to try out something new with the project. "It's just this other side of mine. I have done theatre for five years and mostly I've played alpha characters. During my street theatre days, I've clubbed social issues and taboo subjects and I have taken them to the length and breadth of the country. That side of mine had not been explored in cinema. This film gave me the opportunity to showcase that side of mine. Additionally, I also felt that I should be a part of Article 15 because I felt socially responsible as an artist to give the society something that they needed to see with intrigue and yet had that element of entertainment," he concluded the interview.