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Nanak Shah Fakir credit controversy: Tom Alter stages dharna in Delhi

Tom Alter stages dharna alone in Delhi to protest against the producer of Nanak Shah Fakir for not giving credit to director Sartaj Singh Pannu

New Delhi: A new chapter was added in the credit controversy surrounding the movie Nanak Shah Fakir over the fight between director Sartaj Singh Pannu and producer Harinder Singh Sikka. Friday saw the film's actor Tom Alter staging a dharna alone in Delhi to protest against the producer of Nanak Shah Fakir for not giving credit to director Pannu.

Pannu, who has moved the Delhi High Court against the producer as well as Oscar winning sound artiste Resul Pookutty, has alleged that he had worked on the project as the film director for over two years. However, he "was taken aback" after noticing Sikka's name as director in the movie trailer.

Tom AlterTom Alter stages a dharna outsside a Delhi multiplex against the producer of Nanak Shah Fakir.

Sikka, according to Pannu, is claiming that he has directed the movie, which is a biopic of the first Sikh spiritual guru. Sources said the case has been filed by Pannu with 60 testimonials, mostly from the members of the film crew.

The affidavit has also been signed by Tom Altar, who is believed to be playing the role of Guru Nanak in the film. Pannu has claimed the support of two other artistes - Adil Hussain who plays the role of Rai Bhullar and Arif Zakaria who plays Mardana's role.

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