Ayushmann Khurrana’s Article 15 is not only going steady at the box office, but has also swept away the audience at Europe’s largest South Asian film festival. Making those at home proud, Anubhav Sinha’s film has won the audience award at the London Indian Film Festival.
“I am so happy that the film actually connected with Indians abroad and with non-Indians alike, who are not facing this version of inequality on a daily basis,”shares Anubhav Sinha.
Article 15 stars Ayushmann Khurrana as a police officer who is tasked with investigation into the murders of two girls and a disappearance of one. The plot finds inspiration from many real life assault and murder cases that throw light on social injustice. This film was also screened at the opening night of the 10th edition of London Indian Film Festival this year. In addition to the screenings, the event also witnessed celebrities talk about their movies and their life in the film industry.
“On our tenth Birthday year I’m delighted that we have not only expanded to five cities with 100 screenings, but also showcased our strongest film selection ever, helmed by the world premiere of politically daring film ‘Article 15′,” said LIFF director Cary Rajinder Sawhney.
Among other wins, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap won the Icon award and was interviewed by Peter Webber. Kashyap also opened up on his struggle with depression. Mental health was a key focus at London Film Festival this year. Radhika Apte who took home an outstanding achievement accolade, spoke about battling anxiety.
Watch Ayushmann talk about Article 15 in his interview with GoodTimes.