The movie, ’Nanak Shah Fakir’, which is ready to release on April 17, has been in news for all the wrong reasons. Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) and other Sikh religious groups have been asking for a ban on this film – the main objection being the depiction Guru Nanak Dev in human form.
As per the HT Web poll, which received around 100 votes, around 35% people felt that the SGPC had all the rights to ban the movie as it hurt the religious sentiments of people. “The script must be prior approved by the supreme religious body for any Sikh ‘dharmik’ film,” said one.
However, majority (around 55%) of the people felt that it dampened the creativity of an individual and there should not be a ban as demanded by the Amritsar-based religious body. “SGPC has no right to ban this movie. Only common people after watching this movie should be given this right to express their opinions,” read one of the replies on this poll.
Around 10% of people who polled failed to form an opinion on the issue.
Earlier, movies like Son of Sadaar, Jo Bole So Nihaal have also faced the same trouble with the Sikh religious groups.