Shah Rukh Khan’s upcoming film Zero has been marred by controversy after a complaint has been filed against hurting Sikh sentiments. Post the legal tiff, Red Chillies Entertainment has now filed a caveat in Delhi High Court in response to a legal notice sent to them by Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC). In the caveat, the Bollywood production house has requested the court not to take any action without informing and hearing the submission of the company.
The DSGMC has alleged that in the promo and poster, Shah Rukh has been shown in undergarments and wearing the 'Gatka Kirpan' (small dagger), a Sikh religious symbol.
Earlier, Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa, who is also the DSGMC General Secretary, asked "Zero" director Aanand L. Rai and Shah Rukh to remove the "objectionable" scene from the movie and urged Delhi Police to lodge a complaint against the two for "hurting" the sentiments of the Sikhs.
Zero, directed by Aanand L Rai, is releasing on December 21. It stars Shah Rukh Khan in the lead role of Bauaa Singh, who is a physically disabled man from Meerut. The film also stars Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif in the lead roles.
(With IANS Inputs)