Petition filed against makers of 'Zero' for hurting Sikh sentiments
A petition was filed in the Bombay High Court against the makers of Shah Rukh Khan-starrer 'Zero', including the actor himself, for allegedly hurting the sentiments of the Sikh community.
The petition was filed by Amritpal Singh Khalsa seeking removal of scenes where Shah Rukh Khan has been shown wearing a 'Kirpan' (Article of Sikh faith). According to the petition, "display of the Kirpan in such a way is blasphemous and the scenes should be removed immediately".
This is not the first time such an objection has come to the fore against the film.
Earlier this month, Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) general secretary Manjinder Singh Sirsa had filed a complaint against the Bollywood actor for allegedly hurting the sentiments of the Sikh community.
In the complaint, Sirsa alleged that in the promo of the movie, actor Shah Rukh Khan has been shown wearing a 'Gatra Kirpan' (Article of Sikh Faith) which has created an outrage among Sikhs worldwide.
In response to the allegations, team 'Zero' issued a statement saying, "The image shows a dagger popularly known as 'Katar' in the Indian subcontinent and is nowhere close to a 'Kirpan' that carries the distinguished blessing of being Khalsa".
They clarified that the makers have been careful not to hurt the feelings of any community, including the Sikh community.
Helmed by Anand L. Rai, the film will release on December 21.