A letter by Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh has surfaced on social networks thanking the maker of “Nanak Shah Fakir” for making a film on the life events of Guru Nanak Dev Ji.
The letter is signed by Giani Gurbachan Singh on Akal Takht Sahib’s letterpad with reference number 3936 dated January 22, 2015. He writes, “You are making a film on Guru Nanak Dev Ji and his life events, for which you deserve appreciation. This is a good medium of spreading Sikh religion. May Miri-Peeri de Malak Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib ji grant to you Chardi Kala and well being, so that you could succeed in having the effort fruitful with right spirits.”
In reference to the letter, the Jathedar has now stated that whenever somebody informs Akal Takht’s jathedar regarding any project related to Sikh religion and history, he is sent a routine letter in view of their sentiments are encouraged. When Sikh24 contacted Giani Gurbachan Singh, he made it clear that he was told that there is no human actor representing Guru Nanak Dev Ji, and it is an animated movie similar to the ‘Chaar Sahibzade”. So, he said, the letter was to appreciate the effort, but not a clean chit to the movie.