A low-budget film has incurred the wrath of the Muslim community of Jaipur, Rajasthan and the city’s mufti Haji Abdul Sattar has issued a fatwa against the film and its maker.
Titled Le Gaya Saddam, the film released on November 2 and stars veteran cricketer Sandip Patil’s son, Chirag, in the lead role. The film revolves around the concepts of divorce and remarriage.
Writer-director-producer Amjad Khan points out his concern, saying, "I am really worried about the consequences of the mufti’s fatwa. I don’t think the mufti has seen the movie and has been wrongly informed about its content."
The fatwa was issued on Saturday night and it is the first time in India that a fatwa has been issued against a film. "I don’t know what will happen once word spreads. I have been trying desperately to reach the mufti’s people. But they haven’t been answering my calls," adds Amjad.
When contacted, mufti Haji said, "I got to know about the movie through some people who had come to me. I told them I won’t be able to do anything for at leasta week. Then these people told me that the situation needed urgent attention. I haven’t seen the movie, but I was told the film is anti-Islam, hence I issued a fatwa immediately."