Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Zero’ gets through hurdles as BJP MLA accepts makers’ clarification
If we look back at the past, we have a list of movies that have been a target of controversy. From ‘Padmaavat’, ‘Manikarnika’, ‘Manmarziyaan’ to ‘Super 30’, many movies have fallen prey to controversies. The latest was Shah Rukh Khan‘s ‘Zero’ that had hurt the religious sentiments of the Sikh community.
The controversy was due to the poster of the film which featured Shah Rukh. The complaint was due to the actor holding Gatka Kirpan as he was in his underwear. Delhi MLA Manjinder S Sirsa took to Facebook demanding to withdraw the poster.
After that, the film’s PR team issued a statement in which it was mentioned that the dagger is nowhere close to a Kirpan. The statement read as, “The images show a dagger popularly known as ‘katar’ in the Indian-subcontinent and is nowhere close to a Kirpan that carries the distinguished blessing of being Khalsa.”
The statement further stated, “The film is about celebrating incompleteness and to tell a heartfelt story. We trust you (MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa) will appreciate our stand that any concern this may have caused is completely inadvertent.”
Now, Sirsa has responded to the statement through his tweet saying, “It’s good you have clarified this in time. We accept your point. Anything that hurts religious sentiments should be clarified with clear communication.”
It’s good you have clarified this in time. We accept your point @SpiceSocial1
Anything that hurts religious sentiments should be clarified with clear communication https://t.co/jn00Uk1VNt
— Manjinder S Sirsa (@mssirsa) November 6, 2018