Ajay Devgn to offer clarifications to SGPC panel regarding “Son of Sardar” on Sept. 03
Published: September 2, 2012
Amritsar/Punjab (September 02, 2012): News reports have appeared in certain dailies that Bollywood actors and producer Ajay Devgan would be visiting Punjab on September 03, 2012 offer their clarification about certain objections raised by Sikh personalities and organizations regarding upcoming Hindi Movie ‘Son of Sardar’ in which Ajay Devgan is playing lead Character of a Sikh. There are reports that Ajay Devgn would be accompanied by another Hindi film actor Sanjay Dutt and Director Ashwin Dheer.
It is notable that Advocate Navkiran Singh had issued legal notice on August 16, 2012 to Ajay Devgn and had raised certain objections to dialogues released in the trailer of the movie that tend to present Sikhs in bad light.
Later Karnail Singh Peermohammad president of AISSF reported the matter to Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh. He pleaded that Ajay Devgan while playing a Sikh character had a Tattoo of Hindu god displayed on his chest, which is in violation of Sikh tenets.
Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh asked those concerned with the film not to release the film until the objections were cleared and directed the SGPC to inquire into the matter.
Acting on the direction of the Akal Takht SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar had formed a five member committee to look into the matter.
The panel comprises of Rajinder Singh Mehta Executive Member of the SGPC, Roop Singh Director Research Board, Diljeet Singh Bedi Assistant Secretary of the SGPC, Balwinder Singh Jaura Assistant Secretary of the SGPC and Waryam Singh former Secretary of the SGPC.
According to reports seeing the seriousness of the issue and the involvement of Akal Takht and SGPC, the film-makers have approached the groups and persons involved till now for a meeting with them so that they can offer their clarification.