There is no de­pic­tion of a Kir­pan: Zero mak­ers clar­ify

Asian Journal - - WORLD -

Delhi Sikh Gu­rud­wara Man­age­ment Com­mit­tee gen­eral sec­re­tary Man­jin­der Singh Sirsa had filed a com­plaint against Zero ac­tor Shah Rukh Khan and di­rec­tor Aanand L Rai on Mon­day for hurt­ing Sikh sen­ti­ments. The com­plaint stated that one of the film’s poster shows SRK wear­ing a Ga­tra Kir­pan as an or­di­nary dag­ger. Now, the mak­ers of Zero have is­sued a state­ment to clar­ify that the film or the mak­ers have no in­ten­tion to hurt any re­li­gious sen­ti­ments.

In the state­ment, the mak­ers have made it clear that Shah Rukh is not wear­ing a Kir­pan but a dag­ger pop­u­larly known as Katar in the In­dian sub­con­ti­nent.

The state­ment from the spokesper­son of the film read, “The con­cern is duly noted and we wish to re­spect­fully clar­ify that the film does not de­pict a Kir­pan but in fact has used what is com­monly known as a Katar. The film­mak­ers have been care­ful not to hurt the feel­ings of any com­mu­nity in­clud­ing the Sikh com­mu­nity.” Son­ali Ben­dre, who is get­ting treat­ment for can­cer in New York, took to In­sta­gram re­cently to talk about the new book for her book club. In her post, Son­ali shared that it took her some time to fin­ish the last book as her eye­sight was get­ting weak due to the chemo­ther­apy rounds. How­ever, she also as­sured that it is all well now.

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