The Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain a petition seeking cancellation of the certification granted to Bollywood movie Article 15 starring Ayushman Khurana. Also Read - Ayushmann Khurrana, Wife Tahira Kashyap Donate To Maha CM's Relief Fund To Fight COVID-19
A bench of Justices SA Bobde and BR Gavai asked the petitioner to approach the appropriate authority seeking a change in the name of the movie’s title and a ban on its screening. Also Read - Babil Khan Wears Dad Irrfan Khan's Clothes to Awards, Reveals Why Mom Sutapa Sikdar Refused to Attend
The court was hearing a petition filed by Brahaman Samaj of India through advocate Ranjan Dwivevdi. Also Read - Ayushmann Khurrana's Beautiful Poem For Late Actor Irrfan Khan Will Surely Make You Emotional, Read Here
The petitioner has said that filmmaker cannot use the title Article 15 for commercial gains and the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) erred in issuing a certificate without considering the provisions of Emblems and Names (Prevention of Improper Use) Act.
The advocate said the content of Article 15 had objectionable dialogues spreading caste hatred based on a false and concocted story.
The film was likely to cause severe damage to public perception about Article 15 of the Constitution and its origin, it was argued.
The petitioner said this movie may lead to other films being named on other articles of the Constitution.