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IANS  |  Mumbai 

A senior on Tuesday demanded police action against the director-producers of the upcoming Bollywood film 'Zero' for certain objectionable scenes which have "hurt sentiments of the community."

Former legislator and Mumbai unit Vice-said he has written to the police to summon the and producers and Colour Yellow Productions under Indian Penal Code Sec. 295(A).

"I have urged of Police (Zone VII) to take cognizance of the objectionable posters and promos of the film 'Zero' due to release next month," said Sapra.

This is because the is depicted as a mentally retarded character in undergarments wearing the religious symbol 'gatra kirpan' (mini-dagger).

"In Sikhism, the 'gatra kirpan' has its own sanctity and cannot be worn by anybody except an 'amritdhari' (baptized) This has hurt the religious sentiments of Sikhs all over and I have received many complaints in this regard," said Sapra, who is also of Heritage Board here.

Sapra has asked the police to lodge the complaints against the film producers and Aanand L. Rai, withdraw the posters and promos immediately failing which Sikh community members would stage protests.

On Monday, demanded similar police action against the 'Zero' team and threatened agitation and even stop the film's screenings in the capital.

'Zero' is a love-triangle between a dwarf (Khan), an (Katrina Kaif) and a NASA suffering from cerebral palsy (Anushka Sharma).

--IANS

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First Published: Tue, November 06 2018. 20:32 IST
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