There is no depiction of a Kirpan: Zero makers clarify

There is no depiction of a Kirpan: Zero makers clarify

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Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee general secretary Manjinder Singh Sirsa had filed a complaint against Zero actor Shah Rukh Khan and director Aanand L Rai on Monday for hurting Sikh sentiments. The complaint stated that one of the film’s poster shows SRK wearing a Gatra Kirpan as an ordinary dagger. Now, the makers of Zero have issued a statement to clarify that the film or the makers have no intention to hurt any religious sentiments. In the statement, the makers have made it clear that Shah Rukh is not wearing a Kirpan but a dagger popularly known as Katar in the Indian subcontinent.

The statement from the spokesperson of the film read, “The concern is duly noted and we wish to respectfully clarify that the film does not depict a Kirpan but in fact has used what is commonly known as a Katar. The filmmakers have been careful not to hurt the feelings of any community including the Sikh community.”

“The film is about celebrating incompleteness and to tell a heartfelt story. We trust you will appreciate our stand that any concern this may have caused is completely inadvertent,” the statement continued to read.

Earlier, in the complaint filed by Manjinder Singh Sirsa, the MLA had requested Zero director Aanand L Rai to remove the objectionable scenes, failing which the Sikh community will stage protests at theaters to stop the film’s screening.

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