Petition against Shah Rukh for 'hurting' religious sentiments in 'Zero' trailer
Mumbai: A petition has been filed in the Bombay High Court seeking action against actor Shah Rukh 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, director Aanand L Rai, Red Chillies Entertainment Pvt Ltd and the Central Board for Film Certification's (CBFC) chairperson and CEO. The petition 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 importance of kirpan (a sword or small dagger carried by Sikhs).
In his petition, Khalsa said a kirpan is worn after taking 'rehat maryada' (conversion to Sikhism). The petition has sought a direction to the police to initiate action against Shah Rukh and others.