VIDEO: Sikh body objects to use of 'kirpaan' in Jacqueline's song

Sikh body objects to Dishoom song, asks CBFC to delete Kirpan refrence

The trailer of Varun Dhawan-John Abraham-Jacqueline starrer Dishoom has created a lot of buzz and today the makers launched the teaser of their first song- Sau Tarah Ke.

Pronto, the song grabbed the attention of the Sikh community.

Reason--- Jacqueline, wears a short dress with a Kirpan around her waist which the Sikhs believe, dangles in an inappropriate manner.

The Gurdwara Management Committee's General Secretary, Manjinder Singh Sirsa, has written a letter to Pahlaj Nihalani (Chairperson of Central Board of Film Certification) asking him to direct the film's director Rohit Dhawan to delete the video ASAP. In addition, they have also asked for an apology from the cast and the director of the movie.

In a post on social media, Sirsa writes, "I today wrote a letter to Sh. Pehlaj Nihlani, the chairperson of Central Board of Film Certification, asking him 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. Jacquelin Fernandes, 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. 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 atyoutube.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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