Ayushmann Khurrana has very clearly demonstrated that he possesses a passion for undertaking socially relevant topics in his movies. From Vicky Donor, Shubh Mangal Saavdhan to Badhaai Ho in his account this is very clear to see.
Ayushmann Khurrana’s latest film, Article 15 deals with an extremely imperative issue in India as well as other countries globally – caste discrimination. While the glitz and glam of Bollywood is ever so entertaining and enjoyable, Ayushmann Khurrana feels it is important to highlight important, significant social issues and taboos that are not often talked about, and what better avenue to do it through than the big screen?
Films with such thoughtful, riveting and important issues always possess the potential to be further developed and adapted in to a documentary format. In interview, when Ayushmann was asked if he was apprehensive that his upcoming new movie, Article 15 will turn into a documentary, the actor responded, "Every film of mine deals with a subject that can be made into a documentary be it body shaming or anything else."
He continued and added, "What is the point of a film addressing a social issue if there is no reach? The reach will only come with entertainment. Otherwise, nobody will watch that film. If it is only going to the festivals, there is no point because you know that the audience already knows about these issues."
The trailer of Ayushmann Khurrana’s upcoming hit, Article 15 was released on May 30. Ayushmann Khurrana is depicted playing a unwavering police official in the trailer who makes every effort for justice and fairness to be delivered for two Dalit women who were gang raped and murdered by men of higher caste.
It is refreshing to see Bollywood is expanding its subject matter and we are excited to see the movie!