"Filmmakers Can't Be Constantly Bullied," Says Anubhav Sinha On Karni Sena Threat Against Release Of Ayushmann Khurrana's Article 15

Karni Sena does it again! After stalling and destroying the sets of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat, this time they have stalled the release of Article 15 by placing threats

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"Filmmakers Can't Be Constantly Bullied," Says Anubhav Sinha On Karni Sena Threat Against Release Of Ayushmann Khurrana's Article 15
Ever since Ayushmann Khurrana's Article 15 trailer was released, the audience was taken aback with its hard-hitting content. But looks like the movie is not liked by everyone and it is in trouble, courtesy Karni Sena. Recently, Karni Sena threatened the makers of Article 15 and stalled the release of the film. However, the director Anubhav Sinha is simply not okay with this threat and gave clarification about the story of the movie. That's not it, he also urged the Home Ministry to curb such protests. 

While talking to Hindustan Times, he was quoted saying, "Why would I make an anti-Brahmin film? People are smart enough to know that there were enough and more Brahmins associated with the making of the film to know [that it doesn't showcase them in bad light]."

"The CBFC is an autonomous government body, which has cleared the film with a U/A certificate. It's time people respected such institutions." The Board, he suggests, can play a vital role in ensuring smooth release of films. "The CBFC should report this to the Home Ministry to curb such protests. [People] can disagree, but such overt threats must stop, once and for all. Filmmakers can't be constantly bullied." 

Despite the threats, Sinha doesn't intend to seek help from the police. "The threats are in public domain. Whenever the police thinks it should intervene, it will."

Article 15 been embroiled in a controversy because as the multiplex chain has received letters saying that Brahmin groups and Karni Sena will oppose the screening of the film. And what’s more is that the director of film Anubhav Sinha has also been receiving threatening emails and calls from different stratas of the society.

Well, we wonder what the Home Ministry has to say about this. Also, will Ayushmann starrer see the light of the day?

Article 15 also stars M Nassar, Manoj Pahwa, Sayani Gupta, Kumud Mishra and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub. It has been Directed by Anubhav Sinha, Produced by Anubhav Sinha and Zee Studios and is slated to release on June 28, 2019.
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