Zero will release on December 21 starring SRK, Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif.
General Secretary of Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC), Manjinder Singh Sirsa lodged a complaint on Monday against Zero director Aanand L Rai and actor Shah Rukh Khan for allegedly hurting religious sentiments of the Sikh community.
In the complaint filed, Sirsa has mentioned that SRK is shown wearing "Gatra Kirpan" (an article of Sikh faith) in the film Zero's promo. The usage of this article in the movie’s promo has reportedly created an outrage among Sikh community, globally.
Manjinder Singh Sirsa has said in the complaint that “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.
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.”
I have written a letter to actor of @Zero21Dec @iamsrk & director @aanandlrai to withdraw the objectionable scene and poster showing Kirpaan as ordinary dagger— Manjinder S Sirsa (@mssirsa) November 5, 2018
Filed a complaint as well as this promotion hurts Sikh sentiments pic.twitter.com/yuTpVPLfij
Sirsa has also asked for Aanand L Rai to delete the "objectionable" scenes otherwise the Sikh community will perform a harsh protest at the theatres and would stop film's screening.
General Secretary of DSGMC also adds, "Sikhs cannot tolerate such mischievous acts, either in films or in real life."
The trailer and a new poster of Aanand L Rai's directorial film were released on Shah Rukh Khan's birthday, 2nd November 2018. The movie that also stars Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif, celebrates the incompleteness in people; Zero will release on December 21, 2018.