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Shah Rukh's production house files caveat in HC on 'Zero' movie

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

star Khan's production house Thursday approached the Delhi High Court, urging it not to pass any order without hearing its side as it apprehends that a Sikh body may file a plea objecting to a scene in its upcoming movie 'Zero'.

In a caveat, said it fears that Manjit Singh GK, of the (DSGMC), may file a petition against it alleging that the scene hurt the religious sentiments of the community. It urged the court not to pass any ex-parte order without hearing it.

The move comes after the DSGMC recently sent a legal notice to the company, alleging that an objectionable scene in the upcoming movie has purportedly hurt the sentiments of the Sikhs.

The DSGMC has alleged that in the promo and poster of the movie, has been shown in undergarments and wearing the 'Gatka Kirpan' (small dagger), a Sikh religious symbol.

"The caveator would be adversely affected by an ex-parte order that may be passed in the said anticipated proceeding. Hence, it is submitted that no ex-parte hearing may be held and no ex-parte order may be passed without hearing the caveator," the company's plea said.

Earlier, MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa, who is also the DSGMC general secretary, had asked director and to remove the "objectionable" scene from the movie and urged the to lodge a complaint against the two for "hurting" sentiments of the Sikhs.

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First Published: Thu, November 29 2018. 20:40 IST