Mumbai: Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez,producer Sajid Nadiadwala and director Rohit Dhawan faces criminal charges for insulting Sikh religion in one of the songs of their upcoming film Dishoom.
In the song Sau Tarah Ke, Jacqueline is seen dancing wearing a Kirpan (ceremonial sword) worn by followers of the Sikh religion. The song has irked the Sikh clergy.
Film producer Sajid says it’s an Arabic sword and not a kirpan Jacqueline. The complainant an advocate, Ravinder Singh Bassi, in his complaint to the court, has also made Sector 34 SHO and SSP Chandigarh as co-accused.
The court has asked the complainant to produce primary witnesses in the court and the hearing will be proceeded on July 1.
Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) had written a letter to the Chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification Pahlaj Nihalani on June 15 asking him to get the controversial song removed from the film as it was desecration of the Sikh symbol.
Manjinder Singh Sirsa, general secretary, DSGMC, said. “The song depicts a semi-clad Jacqueline Fernandez, dancing with a kirpan dangling in front of her legs and supported by a cloth belt worn around the waist by her and thereby made the mockery of the sacredness and respect of the religious symbols of kirpan.”
According to media reports these controversy will affect the business of the film on box office. And film Dishoom is going to release on 29 of July 2016 in all over the world.