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SRK’s latest film angers Congress leader

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Nov 7, 2018, 1:47 am IST
Updated : Nov 7, 2018, 1:47 am IST

The Aanand L Rai-directed film is set to release on December 21.

Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma in 'Zero' poster.
 Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma in 'Zero' poster.

Mumbai: Congress leader Charan Singh Sapra alleged on Tuesday that a scene in the upcoming Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Zero hurts the sentiments of the Sikh community, and it should be removed. The Aanand L Rai-directed film is set to release on December 21.

Mr Sapra, who is vice-president of Mumbai Congress, said he has written to the deputy commissioner of police Zone 7 (Mulund area) in this regard. He has also written to the film’s producers, demanding that the ‘offensive’ content be removed, he said.

The trailer of the film shows Shah Rukh’s character wearing the ‘gatra kirpan’ and making a mockery of it in a comic scene, he claimed. The kirpan has its own sanctity in the Sikh religion and is worn only by baptised Sikhs, Mr Sapra said. The police should register a case against the producers, he said, warning of protests otherwise.

The spokespersons of the film’s producers refused to comment on the issue.

Tags: shah rukh khan, film zero