Ayushmann Khurrana starrer Article 15 is all set to release this week. Directed by Anubhav Sinha, the film is based on the issue of caste discrimination in India. The trailer had received a great response from the audience. Ayushmann will be playing the role of a cop and this is the first time the actor is seen in such a hard-hitting and serious film.
However, the film is facing trouble as there is a certain section of people who are against its release. Some fringe groups have been protesting against Article 15’s release as they believe it shows them in the bad light. In an interview with DNA, the Andhadhun actor was asked why he chose to do such a film and his views on the protests.
Ayushmann said that somebody had to take the first step. He added that people are sensitive about their own communities but they should realise many of them have been insensitive towards the underprivileged since time immemorial. He feels this is the right time and era to talk about caste discrimination.
The actor added, “Change will not happen immediately but it will trigger a conversation. Those communities should realise that the film has been cleared by the Censor Board, which is a body set up by the government. They should watch the film to begin with and they will realise there is nothing in it against them. The same thing happened with Padmaavat. Watch the film and then if there is something objectionable, protest. Then at least it’s fair.”