Diljit’s Super Singh runs into rough weather with SGPC; probe panel watches Punjabi film
SGPC president Kirpal Singh Badungar says if a filmmaker wants to make people aware about Sikhism, he should get the script cleared from the SGPC.punjab Updated: Jun 19, 2017 20:51 IST
Taking note of allegations of “objectionable scenes” in the recently released Diljit Dosanjh-starrer Super Singh, the Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) set up a four-member probe panel.
The panel watched the movie on Monday evening. Its coordinator Sukhdev Singh said that they would submit its report to the SGPC chief on Tuesday, who would take action accordingly.
SGPC president Kirpal Singh Badungar had said the panel will look into complaints against scenes such as one in which a missile heads towards the Golden Temple, the holiest shrine of the Sikhs.
“The film depicts imaginary scenes about the shrine and Akal Takht (the supreme temporal seat of the Sikhs),” Badungar says. “Followers have also raised objections about disrespect shown to the turban,” he says.
The probe panel comprises SGPC member Ram Singh, Rajinder Singh Mehta, additional secretary Simarjit Singh and Sukhdev Singh.
“If a filmmaker wants to make people aware about Sikhism, he should get the script cleared from the SGPC. The film should have been released only after that. Nobody will be allowed to play with Sikh sentiments for commercial interest,” Badungar says.
He appealed to the film industry to show sensitivity while making movies on religious issues.
Mumbai-based director Anurag Singh’s Super Singh, also starring Sonam Bajwa, was released on June 16. He is the director of the popular Jatt and Juliet series.
First Published: Jun 19, 2017 10:34 IST