Ayushmann Khurrana’s upcoming movie Article 15, directed by Anubhav Sinha has faced some backlash from brahmin communities of Uttar Pradesh. According to media reports, they are upset over the portrayal of their community in the film.
The trailer of the film was released in May and it shows two girls brutally raped and murdered, their bodies hanging from the tree because they demanded a raise of three rupees.
Khurrana plays the role of a cop who is going to investigate the rape and murder of the two girls. Sinha touches upon the subject of caste discrimination and offers a realistic look into the Article 15 of the Indian Constitution, which prohibits discrimination on the grounds of religion, caste, sex and place of birth.
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“I have noticed that there is a lot of controversy around ‘Article 15’. I would like to maintain to everyone who is protesting and claiming that the film is anti-Brahmin, please see the film. Our film does not take any sides, has no intention to showcase any community in bad light and it has been censored by the censor board who have their own set of guidelines of seeing a film,” Khurrana said in a statement according to Hindustan Times.
Sinha has dismissed the allegations of the film showing brahmins in a bad light and added that the film has been cleared by Central Bureau of Film Certification with a U/A certificate.
It is slated to release on the 28th of June.