Bollywood movie ‘Zero’ featuring Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma, is facing legal troubles for hurting Religious sentiments of Sikhs.
Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) general secretary Manjinder Singh Sirsa has filed a complaint against the film at a local police station on Monday (Nov 5) stating that “Shah Rukh Khan’s appearance in the trailer wearing ‘Gatra Kirpan’ (article of Sikh faith) has caused upheaval amongst the Sikh community around the world. He urged the Police to lodge FIR against the movie and urged authorities to cancel airing the promo showcasing SRK wearing the Kirpan without any delay”.
The filmmakers of Zero has issued a response statement against the filed compliant. The spokesman of the film stated, “The concern is duly noted and we wish to respectfully clarify that the film does not depict a Kirpan but in fact has used what is commonly known as a Katar. The filmmakers have been careful not to hurt the feelings of any community including the Sikh community.”
They further added, “The film is about celebrating incompleteness and to tell a heartfelt story. We trust you (MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa) will appreciate our stand that any concern this may have caused is completely inadvertent,”
The film will be released on 21 December.
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20 February, 2019