Red Chillies files caveat before Delhi HC post DSGMC notice

New Delhi: As a response to the legal notice by Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) against ‘Zero’, Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment on Thursday filed a caveat in the Delhi High Court (HC).

Earlier this month, DSGMC general secretary, Manjinder Singh Sirsa filed a complaint against SRK’s banner for allegedly hurting the sentiments of the Sikh community in the upcoming film, which is being co-produced by Gauri Khan under SRK’s home banner production.

By filing a caveat, the company has ensured that they will also be heard in case the Sikh committee approaches HC.
In his complaint, Sirsa had alleged that in the promo of the movie, the ‘Raees’ actor has been shown wearing ‘Gatra Kirpan’ (Article of Sikh Faith), which has created an outrage among Sikh community worldwide.

In response to the allegations, team ‘Zero’ had then issued a statement that read, “The image shows a dagger popularly known as ‘Katar’ in the Indian subcontinent and is nowhere close to a ‘Kirpan’ that carries the distinguished blessing of being Khalsa.”

They further clarified that the makers have been careful not to hurt the feelings of any community, including the Sikh community.

Starring SRK, Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif, the Aanand L. Rai-directorial is set to release on December 21.