Police complaint against producers of Yaariyan2 for “hurting religious sentiments”

New Delhi, (UNI) A police case has been filed against the creators of the film Yaariyan 2 for hurting religious sentiments after a complaint from the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabhandhak Committee (SGPC) – the body responsible for managing Sikh places of worship in India.

The film, being directed by Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru, faced controversy shortly after releasing the new track, Saure Ghar.

The SGPC accused the creators of the song of using kirpan – a Sikh symbol – in an offensive way in one scene.

In the song, a clean-shaven character can be seen sporting the kirpan. According to Sikh religious beliefs, only initiated members of the community sporting a beard are allowed to carry the kirpan.

The SGPC expressed its anger and also shared its opinion on micro-bogging site X (formerly Twitter) calling for a ban on the film starring Divya Khosla Kumar, Meezaan Jafri and Pearl V Puri.

The SGPC also filed a police complaint against the film’s creators.

The SGPC also demanded that the video of the song be taken down from all platforms and are seeking the intervention of the government and digital platforms.

Yaariyan2 is a highly anticipate sequel to the 2012 film Yaariyan.

The film’s makers have clarified that the character is actually sporting a khukri, not a kirpan, and that they did not intend to offend or disrespect any religious beliefs.

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