The producer of film Nanak Shah Fakir Harinder Sikka has announced to withdraw the film after a meeting with Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh in New Delhi.
Reportedly, the Jathedar asked Sikka to make changes in the movie during the meeting. The film maker accepted the changed and said,” Yes, I have agreed to carry these changes.However, the movie would be withdrawal in day or two.”
The producer state the film will be re-released after seeking clearance from the Akal Takht and removing objectionable scenes. Further more, the producer stated the decision was taken under the directions of akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh.
Akal Takht Jathedar said the film will be allowed to release after clearance from him and the SGPC.
The movie was dropped by it’s distributor in Canada and has seen screens close in the UK after protests. The film only released in the UK and the no screens carried the movie in the rest of Europe.
In Australia, the film failed to release in the cities of Melbourne and Sidney due to protests. Earlier, the movie was suspended in Punjab and Chandigarh after protests by a number of Sikh organizations.