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Anubhav Sinha urges Brahmin groups, Karni Sena to watch Article 15, apologizes if trailer has hurt them

There have been protests against the Ayushmann Khurrana film by some Brahmin groups.

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Filmmaker Anubhav Sinha has urged Brahmin groups and the Shri Rajput Karni Sena to not judge his forthcoming film Article 15 by its trailer.

These groups have been protesting against the Ayushmann Khurrana-starrer as they feel it insults Brahmins.

Sinha also offered an apology in case the trailer had hurt their sentiments.

Sinha expressed himself in a long letter in Hindi on Twitter where he also took a swipe at those making rape threats to his sisters and mother online.

“Through this letter I also forgive all those who have crossed the line in their protests. There can’t be a dialogue through death threats given to me and rape threats to my sisters and mother. I believe that most of you won’t support such kind of protest. We are part of the same society and we should respect each other. My film also says the same thing,” he said.

Sinha added that it is rare that a film insults a section of society and assured the protestors about this on behalf of the industry. “I am assuring this without consulting them [other filmmakers] because I know them since 30 years,” he wrote in his missive.

The filmmaker also pointed out that a lot of people working on the film are Brahmins, including some of the actors. “My wife is a Brahmin, so there is a Brahmin even in my son," he wrote. 

Sinha pointed out that Article 15 was shown to a section of the media this week who have posted their views on the film. He invited them to reply to his post on Twitter to assure people that the sentiments of Brahmins have not been hurt by the film.

“Your time is very precious and you should continue spending it for the welfare of the country like you have been doing till now. The country needs you. If there has been some confusion because of the trailer, I would like to apologize for it and request you to watch the film. This film is about the same country for whose betterment you have been making valiant efforts,” he concluded. 

Article 15 is being released on Friday 28 June.

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