After facing the rage of Parshuram Sena, a Brahmin community from UP, the makers of the film Article 15 are now being terrorized by the Karni Sena. It is the same Karni Sena that protested and tried to ban the film Padmavat in 2017.
Ayushmann Khurrana’s film is scheduled to release on 28 June but it has landed into controversy since its trailer was released. The film is loosely based on a Badaun case in Uttar Pradesh where two Dalit women were raped and murdered. Khurrana is playing the role of a police officer who investigates the case and comes across the biggest black mark in our society- caste politics.
Karni Sena along with Brahman Mahasabha held a press conference on 24 June where they demanded a ban on the film. One of the members of Brahman Mahasabha said, “Ban this film leave Brahmins alone, remove our name from the film. Brahmins have always been shown in a bad light.” He added, “There so many mistakes in the film, they are showing that the crime has happened with a Dalit but in reality, it was with someone from the OBC category.”
Threatening the director of the film Anubhav Sinha, he said, “We have sent Anubhav Sinha a letter with our objections but haven’t received any response from him. There is no time to go to court now, we will give him 48 hours to respond otherwise we don’t know what we will do to his workplace.”
Sinha responded to the threat and said that the film is not against brahmins as many brahmins have worked in the film.
While Ayushmann claimed that Article 15 is neutral, does not take any side and showcase any community in a bad light.