Whenever filmmaker Anurag Kashyap‘s films are about to release, controversies are bound to generate. However with his latest offering, ‘Manmarziyaan’, a romantic comedy-drama everything seemed pretty fine until the film’s release. But now that the film has released, the Sikh community has raised objections owing to certain scenes in the film.
According to a report in the Times of India, Ambala’s Sikh Sangat wants the screening of the film to be stalled. Reportedly, the community is enraged over the portrayal of Sikhs in the film. According to them, there is a scene where Abhishek Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu, who are playing Sikh characters in the film are seen smoking. Also, in one of the scenes, Abhishek is removing his turban in an objectionable way and this has hurt the sentiments of the Sikh community.
The Sikhs were quoted saying in the daily as, “This is not the first time when a film is attacking the Sikh identity, earlier as well there have been films which have targeted the Sikhs. We will strongly oppose the screening of this film in our area, and we urge the Sikhs worldwide to unite and stand against this film.”
The community wants a case to be registered against the lead actors of the film, the director and the producers. The issue has been raised in front of the city magistrate and the matter has been taken to Ambala Police station by the Sikh community under the leadership of Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) member Harpal Singh Pali and Ambala City Youth Akali Dal President Charan Singh Takkar.
It has to be seen what action do the makers of ‘Manmarziyaan’ take against these complaints. Till then, keep watching this space for more such updates.