The controversial movie, Nanak Shah Fakir has finally been banned by the Punjab Government and hence it will not be screened in any theatre of Punjab. The decision to ban Nanak Shah Fakir was taken just 2 days before the launching date of the film.
Agitations by Dal Khalsa and protests by SGPC have forced the Punjab Government to put a ban on the screening of the movie in the state of Punjab. According to SGPC, a human face has acted as Guru Nanak in the movie which is not at all tolerable by the Sikh body. SGPC demanded a ban on the movie since it will hurt the religious sentiments of Sikhs.
Nanak Shah Fakir had already been passed by the censor board and was awaiting release on 17th April, 2015. Punjab Government was in a fix as to ban the movie or not. Taking a final decision on this, the government played safe by announcing that the movie was suspended in Punjab for 2 months.
What does Suspension of film Nanak Shah Fakir mean?
Punjab government has not announced a complete ban on the movie but it has suspended the screening of Nanak Shah Fakir in all theatres of Punjab for 2 months. This means that the movie has not been completely banned but it cannot be screened in Punjab for a period of 2 months.
A final decision upon weather to ban the movie or not will be taken later.
However, the movie would release in other parts of India and abroad on the specified date i.e. 17th April, 2015.
Source: Hindustan Times