Monday, April 6, 2015

Will take action only after getting clarifications: Akal Takht

Akal Takht, the highest spiritual- cum-temporal Sikh seat, has denied giving clean-chit to the controversial movie 'Nanak Shah Fakir' and said it will take action only after receiving clarification from the film maker. 

"The clarifications would be available by tomorrow. After going through the clarifications, Akal Takht will take action," head of Akal Takht Gurbachan Singh told reporters. 

He denied that he had given any clean-chit to the film. 

Several Sikh bodies had been opposing the release of the movie, produced by Harinder Singh Sikka, alleging the film subverts fundamental belief-system of Sikh faith by allegedly portraying Guru Nanak Dev in human-form, via computer graphics or blurred images. 

They also objected to playing role of major characters by "apostates". 

They argued that since Sikhism was a monotheistic in character and believed in a formless God, the film had hit a low standard with its contentious contents.

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