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Supreme Court paves way for release of ‘Nanak Shah Fakir’

In a statement issued, it was said that Akal Takht has imposed a ban on the movie

The Supreme Court has cleared the way for release of film Nanak Shah Fakir with directives to the state that they must ensure law and order in view of film’s release.

The film is of Harinder Sikka and is said to be based on life and teachings of the Guru Nanak Dev, who is first Guru of Sikh faith.

While the film is set to release on April 13, it had been facing trouble as Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh had imposed a complete ban on the film.

In a statement issued, it was said that Akal Takht has imposed a ban on the movie and thus it cannot be released in any part of the world.

Interestingly, he had also mentioned for the need of a Sikh Censor Board for reviewing films based on Sikh history.

The controversy is said to be on the film due to an earlier resolution by the SGPC which said that “no one will be allowed to play the characters of 10 Sikh gurus, their parents, their wives and children in movies”.

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