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Humbled, increases my sense of responsibility: Ayushmann Khurrana on 'Article 15' success

ANI | July 11, 2019 02:46 PM
Ayushmann Khurrana, Image Courtesy: Instagram

New Delhi: With Ayushman Khurana's latest release 'Article 15' crossing the Rs 50 crore mark, the actor has successfully added five back-to-back hits to his impressive resume.

The 34-year old has always chosen scripts wisely and focused on films with a social message. With the success of his latest, the actor says he is "humbled" and believes that it has increased his "sense of responsibility."

"I'm truly humbled with the response that Article 15 has been getting. It's a brave, bold film intended at starting a social conversation and I'm glad that it is doing so well," he said.

"Five back to back hits only increases my sense of responsibility in giving people better content that stands out," added the actor-singer.

Tad slow, but the film is estimated to have crossed Rs. 50 crore in India and Ayushmann feels great collaborating with some "finest filmmakers", one of which, he adds, is Anubhav Sinha.

"I thank my director Anubhav Sinha for making me a part of his vision. I'm currently being challenged creatively by film-makers and its great collaborating with some of the finest film-makers of our country," the 34-year-old said.

Prior to 'Article 15', the 'Vicky Donor' star earned praises for 'Andhadhun', 'Badhai Ho', 'Shubh Mangal Saavdhan', and 'Bareilly Ki Barfi'. Now, the response from 'Article 15' tells him that he is 'on the right track'.

"The success of Article 15 tells me that I'm on the right track and choosing the right films that stand for quality. I have always wanted to tell audiences the best story and entertain them with scripts that I have loved reading."

I want to see the audience entertained and for them to define me based on the kind of movies I do and stand for, he said.

The film, directed by Anubhav Sinha, is loosely inspired by the heinous Badaun rape incident where two teenage girls were gang-raped and gruesomely murdered by hanging them while they were still alive.

The movie sheds light on caste discrimination in the country through a mix of various incidents. The film's title derives from Article 15 of the Indian Constitution, which prohibits discrimination on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex, and place of birth.

Manoj Pahwa, Sayani Gupta, Kumud Mishra, M Naser, Ashish Verma, Sushil Pandey, Subrajyoti Bharat, and Mohammad Zeeshan Ayyub are also part of the stellar cast of the film.

The film, produced by Benaras Media Works, released on June 28. 

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