WION Web TeamNew Delhi, Delhi, IndiaNov 06, 2018, 08.22 AM
A complaint has been filed against Shah Rukh Khan and Aanand L Rai for hurting sentiments of the Sikh community in way of a poster of their upcoming film ‘Zero’ in which the protagonist is shown as carrying a Gatra Kirpan as an ordinary dagger. Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) general secretary Manjinder Singh Sirsa filed the complaint on Monday. Watch the film's trailer here.
The complaint filed by Manjinder with the SHO, North Avenue in New Delhi reads:
“It is submitted that I being the General Secretary of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee, have received number of complaints from the Sikh Sangat for hurting the sentiments of Sikhs by movie Zero directed by Mr Aanand L Rai. In the movie, film actor Shahrukh Khan has been shown wearing ‘Gatra Kirpan’ (Article of Sikh Faith) and in their movie promo which has created an outrage among Sikh community worldwide. As per the Sikh rehat maryada only Amritdhari Sikh person can wear Gatra Kirpan.
You are requested to lodge FIR against the movie director Aanand L Rai and film actor Shahrukh Khan. You are also requested to immediately stop the promo of the ‘Zero’ movie showing actor Shahrukh Khan wearing Gatra Kirpan.”
I have written a letter to actor of @Zero21Dec@iamsrk & director @aanandlrai to withdraw the objectionable scene and poster showing Kirpaan as ordinary dagger
The trailer of the film and some new posters were released on Shah Rukh Khan’s birthday, November 2 in a grand manner. The trio Shah Rukh, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma came dressed to address media questions.
‘Zero’ will release on December 21. It will get a solo release on this date.