Controversy ensues as the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) voices its strong objection to actor Meezaan Jafri’s alleged portrayal of wearing a “kirpan” in a song from the upcoming movie Yaariyan 2. The SGPC has taken immediate action, filing a police complaint and urging for a ban on the film and its corresponding song on YouTube. The SGPC, representing Sikh faith and principles, asserts that only an initiated Sikh should rightfully don the sacred “kirpan.”
The film’s directors assert that the actor adorns a “khukri” rather than a “kirpan,” clarifying that their intention was never to offend religious sentiments. Despite the clarification, the SGPC remains unsatisfied, moving ahead with legal proceedings and garnering support from influential figures within the Sikh community. Amidst the debate, the industry awaits the outcome of this cultural sensitivity clash.