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Bombay HC to hear plea against Shah Rukh Khan's Zero on 30 November


The petition, filed by advocate Amritpal Singh Khalsa, seeks to prevent the Aanand L Rai film from being certified by the Central Board of Film Certification.

Shriram Iyengar

The Bombay high court will hear the petition against Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Zero on 30 November. Advocate Amritpal Singh Khalsa had filed a petition against the film's trailer earlier this month suggesting the poster of the Aanand L Rai film had hurt sentiments of members of the Sikh community. 

The petition was filed after a BJP MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa filed a similar complaint against the actor being shown sporting a kirpan in the posters of the film. However, the makers of the film clarified their point to Sirsa, leading to him withdrawing his complaint

Sirsa had said, "It's good you have clarified this in time. We accept your point. Anything that hurts religious sentiments should be clarified with clear communication." 

However, this has not had an effect on Amritpal Singh Khalsa's petition against the film. The petition seeks to prevent the Aanand L Rai film from being certified by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), or withdraw the certification in case already given. 

According to the Indian Express, a daily, Khalsa placed the petition in front of a division bench of justices BP Dharmadhikari and SV Kotwal, who posted it for hearing on 30 November. 

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