The makers of the film ‘Zero’ have altered some of the scenes showing a ‘Kirpan’ (Article of Sikh Faith) following the objections, according to an affidavit filed in Bombay High Court.
The makers filed an affidavit in response to the petition filed by Amritpal Singh Khalsa seeking removal of scenes showing a ‘Kirpan’ in ‘Zero’. According to the petition, “Display of the Kirpan in such a way is blasphemous and the scenes should be removed immediately.”
According to a report published in ANI, the makers, however, reasserted that the film did not show a Kirpan.
“Despite the fact that the film and its poster depicted only an ornamental dagger and not a ‘Kirpan’, steps have been taken by the respondent to alter the relevant scenes. The portions in question have been altered through visual effects to depict an ornamental sword,” Red Chillies Entertainment stated.
Earlier in November, a complaint was filed against film’s lead actor Shah Rukh Khan for wearing a ‘Kirpan’ in one of the sequences in ‘Zero’ trailer, which was released on November 3.
Red Chillies: Despite the fact that the film and its poster depicted only an ornamental dagger and not a 'Kirpan', steps have been taken by the respondent to alter the relevant scenes. The portions in question have been altered through visual effects to depict an ornamental sword https://t.co/xgmHdw3vbP
— ANI (@ANI) December 19, 2018
The Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) General Secretary Manjinder Singh Sirsa had registered a criminal complaint against SRK and film’s director Aanand L Rai.
Sirsa mentioned in the complaint that Shah Rukh wears ‘Kirpan’ in the trailer which has created an outrage among Sikh community worldwide. He had also said that as per the Sikh customs only Amritdhari Sikh person can wear ‘Gatra Kirpan’.
The film is releasing on December 21.