Advocate Navkiran Singh
"Has sought the
intervention of the Censor Board in removing certain "objectionable" scenes
and dialogues from the movie."
"The film was involved in a controversy after the All
India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF) and Advocate Navkiran Singh objected to
certain dialogues and said that these were portraying Sikhs in poor light. The
film courted controversy after the All India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF)
complained to the Akal Takht, the highest temporal seat of Sikhism, regarding
the objectionable scenes in the movie and sought action against Devgn, who has
produced it. The AISSF had approached the Sikh religious authorities after
Devgn did not respond to a legal notice demanding the deletion of allegedly
derogatory remarks against Sikhs. The sevenday notice was sent on August 16.
AISSF president Karnail Singh Peermohammad said Devgn had made 'blasphemous
remarks' against the community. He added that Devgn's Sikh protagonist in the
film paints the community in bad light. The trailer of the film contained
dialogues such as 'If there weren't any Sikhs, who would have invented
abuses?'. Another statement that goes thus: 'On whom would the jokes be made,
had there been no Sikhs', is demeaning to the community, he said. Peermohammad
pointed out that the actor plays a turban-wearing Sardar who has a tattoo of
Hindu deity Shiva on his chest.
This was against the Sikh principles, he said, adding that Devgn has promised
to replace the tattoo with a Khanda - a Sikh symbol. Son of Sardar - directed
by Ashwin Dhir - is scheduled to release in November.