Devgn's movie draws Sikh outrage

Devgn's movie draws Sikh outrage

Demeaning dialogues

Soon to-be-released Bollywood flick, “Son of Sardaar,” in which actor Ajay Devgn sports a Sikh Turban in a lead role, has outraged many Sikhs in Punjab for its alleged blasphemous remarks made in the movie against the community.

The Sikhs are seeking action against the actor, who is also the producer of the film, for allegedly hurting religious sentiments of the community. The All India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF) has complained to the Akal Takht--the highest temporal seat of Sikhism--for necessary action against Devgn.

AISSF president Karnail Singh on Wednesday stated that the trailer of the film was available on social media “You Tube” and it contained dialogues like “If Sikhs weren’t there, who would have invented abuses?” The film also has a clear reference which says- “whom would the jokes be made on, had there been no Sikhs,” which was demeaning for the community.

He said the role of the actor in the movie is that of a Sikh sporting a turban and there is a tattoo of Hindu deity Shiva on his chest which was also against the Sikh principles.

The AISSF has urged the Akal Takth to intervene so that the “derogatory” remarks are deleted from the movie, or else seek the intervention of the police for registration of an FIR. The AISSF has approached the Akal Takht since Devgn did not respond to a legal notice in this regard that was sent to him recently through the Punjab and Haryana High Court advocate Navkiran Singh.

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