Akshay Kumar to be feted at a patriotic event after makers of his next film agree to snip "objectionable" portions following a religious group's demands
The makers of Akshay Kumar-starrer 'Singh Is Bliing' have apparently agreed to delete certain "objectionable" portions from the film after inviting the wrath of a section of the Sikh community. When the trailer was released last month, Akal Takht, the highest Sikh temporal authority, took offence to a dialogue that mentioned chicken, whisky, Kabaddi, bhangra, turban and the Golden Temple as the major attractions in Punjab. There were also objections to posters showing semi-clad women and the Sikh kara with Gurbani imprinted on it.
Now we hear the makers have approached the Delhi Gurudwara committee and sorted out the problem. "We held a screening of the film with the producers and members of the Gurudwara committee as well as the Censor Board. We put forth our objections and the makers agreed to remove some portions from the film," says Jitender Singh Shunty of the Shaheed Bhagat Singh Sewa Dal.
Once the matter was settled, the 'Singh Is Bliing' team was invited to the birth anniversary celebrations of Shahid Bhagat Singh on September 27. What's more, Akshay will be honoured on the occasion. "The Sadbhavna award along with our traditional sword will be presented to the actor. He is expected to perform at the event along with co-stars Amy Jackson and Lara Dutta," reveals a source.
The film's co-producer, Ashvini Yardi says, "We have taken extra care and effort in terms of content, dialogues and the overall look in the film so as to not offend or hurt anyone's sentiments."