Ayushmann Khurrana is the talk of the tinsel town for picking films which are hard-hitting yet entertaining for the audiences. Speaking of this, Ayushmann is all set to win over the hearts of the audiences in his film, Article 15. In the film, Ayushmann will be seen as Ayan who is a police officer in Uttar Pradesh and realise a crime against 3 women has been committed due to their lower caste. The film tackles the issue of the caste system in India and how discrimination happens on the basis of it.
While the constitution prohibits the society to discriminate against fellow beings on the basis of caste, religion, sex, creed or any other basis, there are cases of violence reported each year. For the film, Ayushmann had to prepare himself to play a cop who is affected by the caste system and also decides to fight against it. In an interview with Mid-Day, Ayushmann revealed that he did observe real life cops in the UP area as well as his close friends who are IPS officers. Ayushmann also mentioned that he never wanted to copy any on screen cops.
Ayushmann said, “Yes, I have met real life cops to prepare for my role of a cop in Anubhav Sinha’s Article 15. I am friends with Mr Manoj Malviya who’s a senior IPS officer, based out of Calcutta and Delhi. I have personally met him a lot of times and observed his body language. Apart from that when in Lucknow for the shoot of our film. I met a few IPS officers and also observed the way they behaved in their day to day routine and how they salute… I learned and honed the basics. I did not imitate any cop from films. My intention was to imitate real life cops.”
Ayushmann’s Article 15 is already creating a lot of buzz among the people and his choice of scripts is being lauded by all his fans. The trailer featuring Ayushmann as a cop who decides to fight against the mindsets of the people in the small village of UP. The cast of the film includes M Nassar, Isha Talwar, Manoj Pahwa, Kumud Mishra, Sayani Gupta and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub. Directed by Anubhav Sinha, Article 15 is an investigative drama which tackles the issue of discrimination. It is slated to release on June 28, 2019.