‘Article 15’ makers Ayushmaan Khurrana and Anubhav Sinha continue to receive death threats

Ayushmann Khurrana starrer Article 15 has not just got the audience curious but also raised a lot of questions and some have led to death threats for the makers. Embroiled in a controversy the film will depict a story inspired by true events.

Directed by Anubhav Sinha the trailer shows Ayushmann Khurrana as a cop who is investigating the killing of two girls. However, the markers have been accused by a religious body of portraying Brahmins in a negative light. Article 15 is said to have been inspired by the 2014 Badaun (Uttar Pradesh) rape case in which two teenage girls were found hanging from a tree that made it to the international headlines.

While Parshuram Sena has voiced its displeasure and concern that the film defames the community, the director and actor have been receiving death threats on social media. There are also reports that Brahmin groups and Karni Sena will assemble outside their properties to protest against the screening of Article 15. To find aid in matter multiplex owners have head to local authorities for help with additional security in wake of the threats.

Anubhav Sinha who previously directed Mulk has been addressing sensitive subjects through his movies. The film aims to start a conversation as most Khurrana movies successfully do. Article 15 will release on 28th June 2019.

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