[India], Nov 30 (ANI): The Bombay High Court (HC) on Friday directed the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to examine Shah Rukh Khan's 'Zero'. It has been alleged that the film has hurt sentiments of the Sikh community.
The court further asked CBFC to submit the report before December 18.
The court's decision comes as a response to a petition, filed by Amritpal Singh Khalsa, who sought removal of scenes where SRK has been shown wearing a 'Kirpan' in the film (article of Sikh faith), stating that the "display of the Kirpan in such a way is blasphemous."
In addition to this, earlier this month, Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) general secretary, Manjinder Singh Sirsa sent a legal notice to Red Chillies Entertainment for allegedly hurting the sentiments of the Sikh community in the upcoming film, which is being co-produced by Gauri Khan under SRK's home banner production.
As a response to the legal notice by DSGMC against the Aanand L. Rai-directorial, Red Chillies Entertainment on Thursday filed a caveat in the Delhi High Court. By filing a caveat, the company has ensured that they will also be heard in case the Sikh committee approaches the court.
Starring SRK, Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif, 'Zero' is set to release on December 21. (ANI)