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'Ayushmann had to play an entitled male in 'Article 15'. To show how immune we are to crimes against Dalits'

Gaurav Solanki, writer of the successful and disturbing 'Article 15', speaks with Nairita Mukherjee about the film's 'saviour complex,' why the protagonist couldn't be a woman and 'Kabir Singh'.

What Ayushmann Khurrana touches, turns to gold — both in terms of a fulfilling cinematic experience for the audience and the film’s eventual box office collection.

Last Friday’s release, Article 15, had a similar fate, and honestly, it wasn’t all that surprising. What was surprising, however, was that Article 15 survived the storm that was Kabir Singh, released exactly a week before — and surfaced victoriously.

“Sure, the Indian audience is clearly divided into those who will watch and those who will opt for instead. Yet, you have to understand that there’s also an overlap,” says Gaurav Solanki, writer of . “I, for one, don’t want to watch . I know you shouldn’t judge a film by its trailer but I kind of did,” he shrugs his shoulders as we sit down with a cup of coffee for a quiet chat.

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