Actor Ayushmann Khurrana says that with “Article 15” he got a chance to do something new.
In “Article 15”, Ayushmann features as a police officer. The film, which also features Isha Talwar, Sayani Gupta, Kumud Mishra and Manoj Pahwa, tried to remind people about how Article 15 of the Constitution — which prohibits discrimination on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth — is constantly violated by society.
Says Ayushmann: ‘It’s just this other side of mine. I have done theatre for 5 years and mostly I’ve played alpha characters; and during my street theatre days, I’ve clubbed social issues and taboo subjects and I have taken them to the length and breadth of the country. That side of mine had not been explored in cinema. This film gave me the opportunity to showcase that side of mine. Additionally, I also felt that I should be a part of ‘Article 15′ because I felt socially responsible as an artist to give the society something that they needed to see.’