• Jacqueline Fernandez lands in trouble due to Dishoom's latest track

    20th June 2016

    The makers of the upcoming film 'Dishoom' have landed themselves into trouble ever since they released the teaser of the song 'Sau Tarah Ke' from their film. The full song of the film was out just a couple of days ago and started facing criticisms from the Sikh community. The Sikh community is miffed with the makers of the film for the portrayal of their religious symbol 'Kirpan.'

    The complainant Ravinder Singh Bassi, in his complaint to the court said that Jacqueline Fernandez is seen wearing the religious ceremonial dagger around her waist which dangles in a rather inappropriate manner. The complainant has also charged 34 SHO and SSP as co- accused.

    The court will now hear the case on July 1, 2016 and has asked the complainant to produce primary witnesses and evidences. On June 15, 2016, Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) wrote a letter to the chairperson of CBFC Pahlaj Nihalani asking him to remove the song from the film. "The song depicts a semi-clad Jacqueline Fernandez, dancing with a kirpan dangling in front of her legs and supported by a cloth belt worn around the waist by her and thereby made the mockery of the sacredness and respect of the religious symbols of kirpan," said Manjinder Singh Sirsa, general secretary, DSGMC.

    This open letter also demanded public apology from the makers of the film. "Either delete the song from the movie or re-shoot its video sans the wearing of kirpan supported by the actress and to instruct the director and cast of the movie to make public apology to the Sikh community for the deliberate insult done to a respectable Sikh religious symbol. If the CBFC fails to take appropriate action in this context, DSGMC will be compelled to initiate criminal proceedings against the director of Dishoom as well as against the CBFC," the letter read.

    However, the makers of the film have earlier reported that it is an Arabic sword and not the Kirpan which is used in the song. 

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