New Delhi, July 8: The Supreme Court refused to entertain a plea seeking cancellation of the certificate issued by the Central Board of Film Certification to the film ‘Article 15’. A bench of Justices S A Bobde and B R Gavai told the counsel appearing for the petitioner to approach the appropriate authority with their grievances.
The petitioner had approached the top court, seeking cancellation of the certificate issued to the movie, alleging that there were objectionable dialogues spreading rumors and caste hatred in society.
After the court said the petitioner should approach the appropriate authority with their grievances, the counsel withdrew the petition with liberty to approach the authority concerned.
Starring Ayushmann Khurrana in the lead role, Article 15 is based on Article 15 of the Indian Constitution, which prohibits discrimination on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth.
Steadily running in the box office race, the movie has raked in over Rs 40 crore so far. Box office collection is inching closer to the Rs 50 crore mark, as per early estimates. The Article 15 box office collection has been incredible so far as it has been received well by the audience. The first-day Article 15 box office collection was recorded to be Rs 5.02 crore which was followed by Rs 7.25 crore on its second day.