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Source: http://singhstation.net/2015/03/sgpc-rejects-movie-nanak-shah-fakir/



Set to be released film next month, the upcoming movie on biopic of Guru Nanak Dev ji “Nanak Shah Fakir ‘is already trapped in disputes. The Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhik Committee (SGPC) has condemned the release and any approvals given to the movie.


SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar said the committee has discarded the film. Nevertheless, if the film is released it will have to suffer damage.


Talking about the message at the beginning of the film’s trailer posted over YouTube, “With the support of the Akal Takht Sahib and Blasings (Akal Takht, with the support and blessing),” Makkar objected to it and said that SGPC has already clarified that movie script of any movie based on Sikh religion has to be first submitted for clearance.


He further stated that Sikh Gurus or their family members can not be depicted in the film but since the movie depicts the characters of Guru Nanak, though in graphic form and also his family members, so SGPC wont approve this movie.


It is to be noticed here that a Sikh youth body named Sikh Youth of Punjab (SYP) has already announced to oppose upcoming movie “Nanak Shah Fakir”. Besides SYP, Sikh community in Australia has also condemned the movie and launched a petition to Australian Censor Board to ban the movie release.


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Absolutely ridiculous, this film has been doing the rounds at Independent film festival for nearly a year and no one raised any concerns, it went to Cannes and received positive reviews, now it's getting a major worldwide release the SGPC have a problem with it, maybe they should get their house in order before dictating what's right or wrong, I was always taught that Guru Nanak Dev Ji didn't belong to anyone, he came to spread a message to all of humanity not just what we now refer to as Sikh's, also, i do wonder if ant members of the SGPC have sat down and watched the film in it;s entirety instead of basing an opinion on a trailer.

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