Article 15, being hailed as one of the most important films of our time by critics, is set to hit the big screens tomorrow. But ahead of its theatrical release, the makers of Article 15 hosted a special premiere of the film for the entire Bollywood brigade.
Starring Ayushmann Khurrana, Article 15 has raked in great praises from his industry colleagues. The film, directed by Anubhav Sinha, was screened to Bollywood celebs in Mumbai on Wednesday.
Actor Taapsee Pannu, who worked with Sinha in his last film Mulk, applauded the film and wrote,
“Baatein bahut hui, kaam shuru karein kya?? #Article15. Can’t possibly write names of all people involved coz of the limited space here and each n everyone deserves a mention so will just end with (applause) May Your Tribe Grow.”
The film’s special screening was attended by superstar Shah Rukh Khan who posed on the red carpet with Ayushmann and Anubhav. He even gave Ayushmann a hug at the screening. Actor Neena Gupta, who played Ayushmann’s mother in Badhaai Ho, also attended the screening.
बातें बहुत हुई काम शुरू करें क्या ??— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) June 26, 2019
Can’t possibly write names of all people involved coz of the limited space here and each n everyone deserves a mention so will just end with 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 May Your Tribe Grow 💪🏼
Ishaan Khatter, who made his Bollywood debut with Beyond The Clouds and Dhadak, reviewed the film on Instagram. He wrote,
"Article15: A powerful, relevant and mindful film! Congratulations @anubhavsinhaa sir and @ayushmannk and thank you for having me at the screening tonight."
Film’s actor Sayani Gupta, too, turned up in a bright green saree at the event. Ayushmann’s wife and filmmaker Tahira Kashyap and his parents also showed him support at the screening. Check out more pics here:
Article 15 is talks about caste discrimination in the society. Ayushmann said that it was important for him to show India a very significant social film. The actor said in a statement;
“As an artiste, you sometimes get a film that demands you to back it wholeheartedly because it is trying to make a strong statement, because it is trying to affect social change by starting a conversation. A film like Article 15 compelled me to put my voice behind it because it is cinema that needs to be made and seen. It is cinema for the entire country, for the youth to notice,”.
The film is releasing this Friday.