Anubhav Sinha's ARTICLE 15, a cop drama which delves into how caste discrimination has seeped into the society, was granted a UA certificate from the Central Board of Film Certificate (CBFC) after five suggested modifications.
The Ayushmann Khurrana-starrer was found fit for unrestricted public exhibition but with parental guidance after the makers submitted a compliance certificate from the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) and added a voiceover in the present disclaimer in Hindi in the beginning of the film.
Among the modifications suggested by the censor board were the removal of a visual of a flag falling in fire, replacing a sexually abusive word with 'saala' and a derogatory word directed towards parents with 'karamjali', and reducing by 30 per cent the visuals of beating people, according to the official CBFC website.
The movie also features Isha Talwar, M Nassar, Manoj Pahwa, Sayani Gupta, Kumud Mishra and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub.
It is produced by Benaras Media Works and Zee Studios, and releasing on Friday.