ZERO- Petition In HC Against Shahrukh Khan For Hurting Religious Sentiments :
ZERO Shahrukh Khan |A petition has been filed in the Bombay High Court seeking action against actor Shahrukh Khan and makers of the film Zero for allegedly hurting sentiments of the Sikh community. Petitioner Amritpal Singh Khalsa, an advocate, has sought action against the actor and the film's producers Gauri Khan and Karuna Badwal, directorAanand L Rai, Red Chillies Entertainment Pvt Ltd and the Central Board for Film Certification's (CBFC)chairperson and CEO.
The petition, filed on Tuesday, refers to the film's trailer in which Shah Rukh is seen wearing a vest and shorts, with a garland of Rs 500 notes around his neck and a 'kirpan' in gatra tied diagonally across his body.
- Khalsa took exception to this scene and referred to the historical and cultural significance of Kiran (the sword or small dagger made by the Sikhs).
- In his petition Khalsa said that a ray is worn after taking 'Ratta Mariada' (conversion in Sikh religion).
- The petition has sought a direction to the police to initiate action against Shahrukh and others under the Indian Penal Code Section 295 (A) related to deliberate and malicious acts intended to humiliate religious feelings or beliefs.
- It has asked the censor board a direction to direct the producers to remove the special scene and instruct the filmmakers to stay tentative on the trailer. According to the High Court website, on November 19, there is a possibility of petition for hearing.