Returning to the big screen in an unconventional role, Ayushmann Khurrana will be seen as a cop in Article 15. While the film is no quintessential cop drama, it is expected to portray the caste and class discrimination that still exists in the society. Considering that Ayushmann and director Anubhav Sinha have in the past too expressed their displeasure towards this kind of narrow mindedness in the society, the actor has started off a new social media movement related to the film – #DontSayBhangi.
Ayushmann Khurrana has taken to social media to speak about how we often refer to something bad or distasteful as Bhangi. For the uninitiated, Bhangi is one of the lower castes in India. The actor has firmly opposed to use of the word while referring to something bad in his latest Instagram post. Here’s a look at the post:
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Galti toh kisi se bhi ho sakti hai, par hum kisiki tulna neechi jaati ke logo se kyun karte hai? Kya inke khilaaf apka yeh nazaria theek hai? Isse aaj hi badaliye. Sign the petition #DontSayBhangi, now. Click link in bio @anubhavsinhaa @zeestudiosofficial @zeemusiccompany #ManojPahwa #KumudMishra @talwarisha #nassar @sayanigupta @mohdzeeshanayyub @ashishsverma @ronjinichakraborty @shubhro30 #SushilPandey #AakashDhabade #KumudMishra @gauravkapata @benarasmediaworks #Article15
Coming to the film, Article 15 of the Indian Constitution clearly states that discrimination on the basis of caste, creed, sex etc. is a punishable offence. Starring Isha Talvar, Sayani Gupta, Manoj Pahwa, the film is expected to release on June 28.