Ayushmann Khurrana's Article 15 intends to reach out to rural India
The makers of the film are planning to screen the film in several rural pockets in the country, where the caste-based social discrimination is still prevalent
With Ayushmann Khurrana's upcoming film Article 15 all set to be released on June 28, the makers of the film are planning to screen the film in several rural pockets in the country, where the caste-based social discrimination is still prevalent.
"...one of the reasons why we wanted to make the film is that we want to reach out to rural India, in places where the discrimination is still happening based on caste. If we make an art house film and travel to international film festivals, we will only reach to the audience who are already aware of the discrimination," lead actor Ayushmann Khurrana told the media.
But we can bring a change in the thought process of people if we reach out to them," he added.
Director Anubhav Sinha said, "We are planning to host mobile screenings. Special screening of the film that everyone can get access to."
In the film, Ayushmann is playing the role of a police officer, who visits a village for the investigation of the rape and murder of two dalit women.
Asked about how the intense character affected his mind, Ayushmann said, "Sir (Sinha) gave me a book to read on Dalit literature and I was shooting Dream Girl back then. Since I was in the middle of a comedy film shooting and the book was hard-hitting, I did not read it then."
"Rather, I read the book during the shooting of our film. Honestly, I had sleepless nights after reading the book. Surely such things affect our mind."
The film features Isha Talwar, Sayani Gupta, Manoj Pahwa, Kumud Mishra among others.