The new trailer of ShahRukh Khan’s film ‘Zero’ has sparked an outrage over blasphemy of Sikh Articles of faith. The Trailer towards the end shows Shahrukh Khan wearing the kirpan like dagger. The photo of the screenshot went viral on social media with Sikh around the world expressing their unhappiness.
The DSGMC’s General Secretary Manjinder Singh Sirsa filed a complaint against Shahrukh Khan and director Anand L Rai for hurting Sikh sentiments.
The complaint reads:
“It is submitted that I being the General Secretary of Delhi Sikh Gurudwara 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.”
Mr. Sirsa took to Twitter and wrote:
Filed a complaint as well as this promotion hurts Sikh sentiments pic.twitter.com/yuTpVPLfij
— Manjinder S Sirsa (@mssirsa) November 5, 2018
“Shame on #ShahrukhKhan 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 & Zero film producer Gauri Khan to immediately withdraw this poster #Zero
We would be forced to take legal action against Zero film team if this poster and promotion is not withdrawn
Zero The Film” Manjinder Sirsa
A case was also registered in Mumbai High Court by Amritpal Singh against Shahrukh Khan for hurting Sikh religious sentiments.
Bollywood throughout the years has continued to disrespect the Sikh articles of faith and shown the Sikh community in negative light. Often in Bollywood films Sikhs are shown as a comedic character.
Now Bollywood has resorted to directly attacking the core of Sikhi which are the articles of faith.