Article 15 has piqued the audience’s curiosity ever since its trailer was released last month. Backed by Zee Studios and helmed by Anubhav Sinha, the title of the Ayushmann Khurrana-starrer is inspired by Article 15 of the Constitution of India that prohibits discrimination of any kind. The investigative cop drama, reportedly based on the 2014 Badaun (Uttar Pradesh) rape case that made national headlines, also comments on the Indian caste system.
Of late, the movie has been mired in controversy as the Brahmin community from UP allegedly feels that it shows them in a bad light. Reportedly, Parshuram Sena, a Brahmin outfit has questioned the reason for ‘tweaking’ the Badaun rape case and showing the accused as those belonging to their community with the intent to defame it.
Ayushmann, who has been following the reports, has a request to those who are judging the film’s intent even before its release. He states, “Our movie does not take any sides, it has no intention to showcase any community in a bad light and has been certified by the CBFC (Central Board of Film Certification), which has its own set of guidelines.”