Complaint filed against Shah Rukh Khan for hurting Sikh sentiments in ‘Zero’


Shah Rukh Khan’s much awaited Zero finally got a trailer on November 2 and excitement levels for the film’s release are high.

However, it appears that the film has run into legal trouble as the trailer reportedly did not go down well with the Sikh community.

According to The Indian Express, Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) general secretary Manjinder Singh Sirsa on Monday filed a complaint against Zero actor Shah Rukh Khan and director Aanand L Rai for hurting Sikh sentiments. Sirsa alleged that SRK showed ‘Gatra Kirpan’ as an ordinary dagger in the film.

The complaint shared by Sirsa on social media reads, “It is submitted that I being the General Secretary of Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee, have received number of complaints from the Sikh Sangat for hurting the sentiments of Sikhs by movie Zero directed by Mr Aanand L Rai. In the movie, film actor Shahrukh Khan has been shown wearing “Gatra Kirpan” (Article of Sikh Faith) and in their movie promo which has created an outrage among Sikh community worldwide. As per the Sikh rehat maryada only Amritdhari Sikh person can wear Gatra Kirpan.”

It further read, “You are requested to lodge FIR against the movie director Aanand L Rai and film actor Shahrukh Khan. You are also requested to immediately stop the promo of the Zero movie showing actor Shahrukh Khan wearing Gatra Kirpan.”

Manjinder Singh Sirsa also requested Zero director Aanand L Rai to remove the objectionable scenes, failing which the Sikh community will stage protests at theaters to stop the film’s screening.

The complainant is also a Member of Legislative Assembly, Delhi (MLA).

Starring SRK, Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif in the lead, Zero, directed by Aanand L Rai, 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.