Mumbai: The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) has raised objection over the 'inappropriate use' of kirpan in a song from Rohit Dhawan's 'Dishoom'. The body has requested Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to remove the song from the film and has also demanded an apology from the makers.
The members of the Sikh community feel that the Kirpan, one of the five compulsory Kakaars worn by a practising Sikh, dangles inappropriately around Jacqueline Fernandez's waist, thus making a mockery of the sacredness of the religious symbols of the Kirpan.
Manjinder Singh Sirsa, The Gurdwara Management Committee's general secretary has written a letter to Pahlaj Nihalani and has asked him to remove the song 'Ishq Ka Marz' from the movie.
Manjinder took to his social media handle and wrote, "Objecting strongly to the 'Beadbi' of Kirpan, a pious symbol of Sikhism we asked Sh. Pehlaj Nihlani, the chairperson of Central Board of Film Certification, to instruct the removal of the video of a song titled "ishq ka marz" from the upcoming movie "Dishoom". The song depicts a semi-clad actress, Ms. Jacqueline Fernandez, dancing with a Kirpan, one of the five compulsory Kakaars worn by a practising Sikh; dangling in front of her legs and supported by a cloth belt worn around the waist by the actress and thereby made the mockery of the sacredness and respect of the religious symbols of Kirpan."
He further wrote, "This act is hurting sentiments of Sikhs as we are already numerous complaints in this matter from various Sikh bodies. I request CBFC to instruct director Rohit Dhawan to immediately remove all the trailers/videos of the aforesaid song uploaded at youtube.com or other websites; 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 CBFC fails to take appropriate action in this context, DSGMC will be compelled to initiate criminal proceedings against the director and case of the 'Dishoom' as well as against the CBFC."
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