After asking Zero movie director Aanand L Rai and actor Shah Rukh Khan to remove an “objectionable” scene from the movie and urging police to file a complaint against them for “hurting” the sentiments of Sikhs, BJP MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa has accepted the clarification offered by the film’s makers.
Applauding the maker’s prompt and timely response, Sirsa tweeted: “It’s good you have clarified this in time. We accept your point. Anything that hurts religious sentiments should be clarified with clear communication.”
It’s good you have clarified this in time. We accept your point @SpiceSocial1
Anything that hurts religious sentiments should be clarified with clear communication https://t.co/jn00Uk1VNt
— Manjinder S Sirsa (@mssirsa) November 6, 2018
The controversy sparked with a scene in the trailer in which SRK appears to be wearing a Sikh religious symbol Gatka Kirpan in the underwear. Sirsa, a Delhi MLA, demanded that it must be immediately deleted, and urged the authorities to take notice.
However, the film’s PR team wrote to him saying no visual or image in the film depicted the Kirpan.
“The images show a dagger popularly known as ‘katar’ in the Indian-subcontinent and is nowhere close to a Kirpan that carries the distinguished blessing of being Khalsa.
“The team Zero clarifies that they have been careful not to hurt the feelings of community and any concerned caused is completely inadvertent,” it said.
Starring SRK, Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif in the lead, Zero, is scheduled to release on December 21, 2018. The film is also expected to have many cameos including Salman Khan, Sridevi, Karisma Kapoor, Kajol, Madhuri Dixit, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt and Rani Mukerji.