Shah Rukh Khan's upcoming next, Zero has been sent a legal notice by the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management (DSGMC) alleging that an objectionable scene from the film has hurt the Sikh sentiments. The DSGMC has alleged that in the promo and poster, Shah Rukh has been shown in undergarments and wearing the 'Gatka Kirpan' (small dagger), a Sikh religious symbol. And therefore, Red Chillies Entertainment moved the Delhi High Court against a legal notice sent to them. In the caveat, the Bollywood production house has requested the court not to take any action without informing and hearing the submission of the company.
"I received many complaints that the manner in which the Kirpan is used in the film amounts to ridiculing and hurting our religious sentiments," said a former Member of Maharashtra Legislative Council. Complaint Filed Against Shah Rukh Khan and Team Zero by Akali Dal MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa for Allegedly Hurting Sikh Sentiments.
Earlier, Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa, who is also the DSGMC General Secretary, asked "Zero" director Aanand L. Rai and Shah Rukh to remove the "objectionable" scene from the movie and urged Delhi Police to lodge a complaint against the two for "hurting" the sentiments of the Sikhs.
The Aanand L Rai-directed film is set to release on December 21 and also stars Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma in key roles.