Shah Rukh Khan's upcoming movie Zero has landed the star in a controversial pit, after Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) General Secretary Manjinder Singh Sirsa on Monday filed a criminal complaint against Shah Rukh and others for hurting religious sentiments of the Sikh community in the Zero promo by showing the actor wearing Kirpan in one of the sequences.
The complaint has been lodged at North Avenue police station in Delhi after receiving a number of complaints from Sikh Sangat for hurting their sentiments in the trailer of the upcoming Aanand L Rai directorial venture. The complainent mentions that SRK is spotted wearing a ‘Gatra Kirpan’ (Article of Sikh Faith) in the trailer which has led to a raging controversary among Sikh community worldwide. Manjinder Singh futher added that according to the Sikh customs, Gatra Kirpa can only be worn by the Amritdhari sikh person. He protested that the trailer where SRK is spotted wearing a Gatra Kirpan should be stopped immediately.
Manjinder Singh also exclaimed that Sikhs will not tolerate that any movie star or the film itself shows the Sikh tenants or their articles of faith in a bad light. He further said that in the trailer, Shah Rukh not only wears the Kirpan but also the poster shows the star in a lighter mood, which asserts that the Sikh article of faith is alos taken in a lighter sense. He said that Sikh Guru Sahiban has blessed enough power and strength to the Sikhs to fight with such atrocities.
Sirsa also went ahead to make personal requests to the Central Board Of film Certificate and Shah Rukh Khan for the sequence to be removed from the trailer with immediate effect.
Here's the poster of Shah Rukh's 'Zero' that stirred controversies among the Sikh community:
Aanand L Rai directorial Zero, also starring Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif is slated to release on December 21, 2018.