Actor recalls of real life caste discrimination incident

Ayushmann Khurrana is in full charge for his next release, Article 15 on June 28. The film has made a quite a buzz right from its teaser for picking up an issue that is deep-rooted in society. The film talks about cast discrimination which is still prevalent in the nation and the impact it has.

While the film talks about the social cause, Ayushmann has now revealed about a real-life cast discrimination incident happened in his life. He says, “I remember, the topper in my class secured a seat in one of the engineering colleges in Chandigarh. That was when my batch mates realised that he belonged to the reserved category. [The revelation] impacted the guy deeply because he did not want his caste to be known; he went into depression. This incident shows that it is deep-rooted in our society, and people develop complexes. We need to treat everybody at par”.

Directed by Anubhav Sinha, the film also has Isha Talwar, Manoj Pahwa, Sayani Gupta, Kumud Mishra, M Naser, Ashish Verma, Sushil Pandey, Subrajyoti Bharat, and Zeeshan Ayub. The film’s title, Article 15 of the Indian Constitution talks about the prohibition of discrimination on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth.