Nanak Shah Fakir, a Hindi feature film based on the life and preachings of first Sikh Guru – ‘Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji’ has received criticism from SGPC (Shiromani Gurudwara Prabhandak Committee). The movie is set for a worldwide launch on 17th April and just few weeks before the launch, SGPC has said that they want the movie to be banned.
Although the movie ‘Nanak Shah Fakir’ has already been cleared by the censor board, but SGPC thinks that the movie producers should have taken permission from them before producing the movie. The sikh outfit, SGPC has criticized Hindi movies in the past as well which include: Jo Bole So Nihal, Son of Sardar etc.
The reason citied by SGPC to ban Nanak Shah Fakir movie is that the movie has a human who has portrayed as Guru Nanak Dev Ji. However, the producers say that the face of the actor has not been shown even once during the whole duration of the movie.
SGPC says that there is clear ban on portrayal of Sikh gurus or their families in movies and no movie based on Sikh history will be cleared by the sikh body. While the controversy for Nanak Shah Fakir is still going on, here is a trailer of the movie which has received great response.
Watch the trailer to know what the movie is all about.
Nanak Shah Fakir is set to release on 17th April.