Director Anubhav Sinha’s upcoming film Article 15 starring Ayushmann Khurrana in the lead has fueled a lot of controversies as several upper castes and the Brahmin community has raised objections on the trailer of the film alleging that their community has been shown in a negative light. Karni Sena has also issued protests against the film. The film revolves around Article 15 of the Indian Constitution that prohibits discrimination on the grounds of religion, race, caste, sex, place of birth or any of them and the name of the film is taken from there.
Although, the film has been passed by CBFC with only five nominal negligible cuts several Hindu outfits have issued death threats to Sinha and his family members. Today, Sinha took to his Twitter account and shared an open letter to address the controversies surrounding the film Article 15. He assured that the film does not show Brahmins in poor light and not to judge the film by the trailer. He also apologized if the trailer has hurt anyone’s sentiments. Sinha also requested the media persons who have been privy to a special screening of the film to speak up and reassure the masses that the film does not show any caste in a bad light.
— Anubhav Sinha (@anubhavsinha) June 26, 2019
Besides Ayushmann, the film also stars Isha Talwar, M Nassar, Manoj Pahwa, Sayani Gupta, Kumud Mishra, and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub. It is slated to release on June 28.