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Sikh body asks CBFC to delete Jacqueline Fernandez's 'kirpan' moves in Dishoom


The Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee has asked the CBFC to ban the song 'Ishaq Ka Marz' in the Varun Dhawan-John Abraham starrer, Dishoom.

Shriram Iyengar

Even as the Central Board of Film Certification takes a breather from the controversy over Udta Punjab, another one comes knocking. The Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) has now asked for a ban on the song 'Ishaq Ka Marz' from the film Dishoom, which features Jacqueline Fernandez dancing with a kirpan tied to her belt. 

In a letter written to the CBFC, popularly known as the censor board, the committee objected to the use of the kirpan, an article of faith in Sikhism, in what it said was an objectionable manner in the song. The DSGMC general secretary Manjinder Singh Sirsa said the song was offensive and a deliberate insult to the tenets of Sikhism. 

The letter also emphasised the importance of the kirpan in Sikhism and considered it a holy object. The committee warned that the CBFC needs to act immediately and remove the song from the film.

It also suggested that if the request is not complied with, the committee will initiate criminal proceedings against the producers, director, actors of the movie, along with the CBFC. 

Looks like the CBFC has another battle to gear up for. 

Watch the song here and decide for yourself: