According to certain media reports the screening of Bollywood release was cancelled at several theatres in the state of Punjab. Screening of John Abraham’s “Shootout at Wadala” has reportedly been cancelled at Ludhiana, Moga, Jalandhar, Bathinda, Amritsar and Moga on May 06, 2013 after an organization named “Bhartiya Valmiki Dharam Samaj” raised objections on two particular dialogues in the movie .
Mumbai/ Ludhiana, India/ Punjab (February 23, 2013): According to media reports Bollywood Filmmaker Harry Baweja says his 3D animation film “Chaar Sahibzaade”, on Guru Gobind Singh and his sons, will also be released in foreign languages.
Mumbai, India (February 17, 2013): It is learnt that Bollywood actor John Abraham starter ‘I Me Aur Main’ was all set to include a party number featuring Punjabi rapper Honey Singh. However, it has emerged that he was dropped from the film and song due to the controversies he has recently been involved in.
Ludhiana, Punjab (February 07, 2013): It is learnt that Milkha Singh, an athlete who was known as Flying Sikh, took just one rupee from Bollywood’s Scriptwriter and Film-maker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra to allow him to make a film on his life. What’s special about the currency note is that it was printed in 1958, the year when the athlete won the first gold medal in the Commonwealth Games.
Amritsar/Chandigarh, Punjab (January 17, 2013): As per media report a big budget animation film is going to me made on the lives of the four sons of tenth Sikh Guru – Guru Gobind Singh. The movie, Char Sahibzade – is going to be directed by Bollywood director Harry Baweja.
Chandigarh/Punjab (November 30, 2012): There are reports Ajay Devgn’s recent Hindi movie “Son of Sardar” has entered 100 Crores club. Two days back on the eve of Guru Nanak Sahib’s Parkash Gurpurb Ajay Devgn tweeted: “A happy gurupurab to all. What a day for Son Of Sardaar to cross 100 Crores on guru nankjis birthday! I am blessed! Thank u every1:)”.
Let me make it clear that I am not going to discuss the controversy surrounding dialogues or scenes from Ajay Devgn’s recent release “Son of Sardar”. Because this issue is largely discussed in media and Sikh circles and many would agree that the controversy is almost over.
Chandigarh/Punjab (November 19, 2012): It is learnt that a local court at Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab has listened to complainants arguments against Hindi film actor-cum-producer Ajay Devgn regarding a complained filed under sections 295A, 500/501 of Indian Penal Code. The court has reserved it’s decision for December 01, 2012.
Ludhiana, Punjab (November 18, 2012): According to information available with Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) a local court in Punjab is scheduled to hold hearing for summoning Ajay Devgn, an actor-cum-producer in Hindi cinema, on a criminal complaint moved by Bhai Harpal Singh Cheema through his council Advocate Navkiran Singh.
Ludhiana/Chandiarh, Punjab (November 18, 2012): Son of Sardar, a recent Bollywood had invited controversy as some dialogues and scenes of the movie had offended the Sikhs. The movie was released on November 13, 2012 on the eve of Diwali after removal of objectionable contents.
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