It's an Arabian dagger, not a kirpan: Varun Dhawan to Sikh activists
Actor Varun Dhawan and producer Sajid Nadiadwala held a press confirence on Thursday, where they denied that a kirpan - a Sikh ceremonial dagger - was used in the film’s song ‘Sau Tarah Ke’. Photo: Viral Bhayani
Varun was asked to comment on a complaint regarding the use of a kirpan-like dagger as an accessory on actress Jacqueline Fernandez’s short outfit.
Varun said, "That isn't a Kirpan. We have shot this song in Morocco. It is an Arabian dagger."
"My brother and I are Punjabi's so we wouldn't do anything like that. If someone has to... it is misunderstanding," Varun added.
Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) raised objection over the 'inappropriate use' of kirpan in a song from Rohit Dhawan's 'Dishoom'. The body requested Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to remove the song from the film and also demanded an apology from the makers.
“We shot the song in Morocco. So there’s no question (of using a kirpan). Once they see the song, they will know. They saw the clipping and they thought it is a kirpan,” the producer said.
An open letter is said to have been addressed to the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) demanding to remove the song from the Varund Dhawan- John Abraham film and demanded an apology from the makers.
Dishoom that is being produced by Sajid Nadiadwala is scheduled to release on July 29.