Row over Shah Rukh Khan’s film Zero

Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan lands in trouble as Delhi MLA and Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) general secretary, Manjinder Singh Sirsa filed a complaint against him for allegedly hurting the sentiments of the Sikh community in his upcoming film `Zero’.

In a complaint filed at the North Avenue Police Station, Sirsa has said that they have received a number of complaints from the Sikh Sangat and hurting Sikh sentiments in the movie. In his complaint, Sirsa objected Shahrukh for allegedly devaluing Sikh Kakaar (5 Ks considered pious in Sikh religion). According to him, Shahrukh showed Kirpaan (a kind of skewer) as an ordinary dagger.

He told the police that according to the Sikh Rehat Maryada only an Amritdhari Sikh can wear Gatra Kirpan.  He further urged the police to lodge FIR against the film. He also requested the authorities that the promo of Zero showing actor Shah Rukh Khan wearing Gatra Kirpan, should be stopped without any further delay.

“Shame on Shahrukh Khan on devaluing Sikh Kakaar and hurting Sikh sentiments by showing Kirpaan as a show-off ordinary dagger, Kirpaan can only be worn by a Khalsa – a pure human being I demand Shahrukh Khan and Zero film producer Gauri Khan to immediately withdraw this poster Zero,” Sirsa said in a Tweet.

“We would be forced to take legal action against Zero film team if this poster and promotion is not withdrawn,” he added. The Zero trailer, which stars Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma, was released on November 2. Sirsa is the lone SAD MLA in Delhi. The film is directed by Anand L. Rai.

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