Indian actor Ayushmann Khurrana, who kicked it out of the ballpark with his film Andhadhun, says that the Indian film industry is free of discrimination.
The actor said in an interview, “There is no discrimination in the industry. It is purely on the basis of merit. Nobody discusses caste and religion in the industry. If you are good, you are applauded and rewarded. The industry is very secular and democratic.”
The actor is currently promoting his upcoming film Article 15 based on the Indian Constitution on the prohibition of discrimination on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth.
The 34-year-old actor has taken on unconventional roles in the past and this one is no different.
“I have always aspired to do something different and Article 15 is a film which has never been tried by filmmakers in the mainstream space. I am glad this is happening right now as this is the time where we can be courageous with the subjects of our films.”
He added, “This is the era where we can do different stuff and still command credibility at the box office at the same time,”