Saturday, September 18, 2021

SRK’s Zero Alters Controversial Scene After Sikh Community Petition

The makers of Shahrukh Khan, Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif starring Zero have filed an affidavit in Bombay High Court on Wednesday and said that some scenes and a special poster, in which a kirpan has been held by Shahrukh (one of the most respected religious honors Article in the Sikh community), has been digitally changed, news agency ANI reported.

In a statement Wednesday, filmmakers repeated that they never showed SRK’s character holding a kirpan and that it was an “ornamental dagger”, informed the ANI. In the statement, the makers said that they have made changes to avoid affecting the religious sentiments of the Sikh community. “Despite the fact that the film and its poster have shown only an ornamental dagger, not Kirpan, steps have been taken by the respondents to change the relevant scenes. The portions in question have been altered through visual effects to depict an ornamental sword,” reads a statement by Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chilli Entertainment.
A poster was released at the beginning of this year, in which the 53-year-old superstar is presented as a
pompous groom-to-be, who wears a necklace made of currency notes.

At the beginning of November, a petition was filed in the Bombay High Court against the producers of Andand L. Rai-directed film and lead actor Shahrukh Khan by petitioner Amritpal Singh Khalsa, reported ANI. According to the news agency, the petition urged that scenes featuring Shahrukh’s character were allegedly seen with a kirpan to be dropped and it was said: “Display of the kirpan in such a way is blasphemous and the scene should be immediately removed.”

Shiromani Akali Dal MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa had lodged a complaint with the police in November that he should immediately withdraw the concerned poster. Further, in his Facebook post, he wrote: “I ask for immediate withdrawal of this Zero poster from Shahrukh Khan and zero film producer Gauri Khan.
We would be forced to takelegal action against Zero Film Team if posters and promotions are not withdrawn. “The makers responded with a response almost immediately, which was acknowledged by Manjinder Singh Sirsa in a tweet:

Directed by Andand L. Rai, Shahrukh Khan has been included as a vertically challenging character in zero, while Anushka Sharma plays a specially-abled scientist. Katrina Kaif features as a alcoholic superstar.

Zero is ready to hit the screen on Friday.

Gad Naveh
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