Without thinking about the serious consequences that the word Bhangi would have, most of us have used it at some point in our life: Tu Bhangi Lag Raha Hai, Bhangi Mat Ban.
The latest campaign of Ayushmann Khurrana’s next film, Article 15 – the title of which refers to the article with the same name in our constitution.
Tackling the subject with sensitivity, Article 15 prohibits discrimination on the basis of caste, religion and gender
Ayushmann plays the role of a cop in the film who investigates the rape and murder of three girls. The actor can be seen in the uniform at a police station in the video which shows how casually we use the word Bhangi. We use this to refer to something that’s disagreeable and it negatively affects the identity of an entire community.
He posted the video with the caption,
“Galti toh kisi se bhi ho sakti hai, par hum kisiki tulna neechi jaati ke logo se kyun karte hai? Kya inke khilaaf apka yeh nazaria theek hai? Isse aaj hi badaliye. Sign the petition #DontSayBhangi
Galti toh kisi se bhi ho sakti hai, par hum kisiki tulna neechi jaati ke logo se kyun karte hai?
Kya inke khilaaf apka yeh nazaria theek hai? Isse aaj hi badaliye. Sign the petition #DontSayBhangi, now.
@anubhavsinha #Article15 pic.twitter.com/RxJLXWUIjq
— Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) June 17, 2019
Along with the video, he also shared a petition to take a step forward in reinforcing the integrity of Indians by implementing a ban on the casual usage of the word Bhangi.
Article 15 also stars Isha Talwar, M Nassar, Manoj Pahwa, Sayani Gupta, Kumud Mishra and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub.
The movie is all set to release on 28th June, 2019. Directed by Anubhav Sinha and Produced by Anubhav Sinha and Zee Studios.