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Filmmaking comes with its own set of challenges.

Written by EXPRESS FEATURES SERVICE | Published: September 5, 2012 2:10:48 am

Filmmaking comes with its own set of challenges. In India,this also includes pacifying religious groups and various cultural representatives. Actor-producer Ajay Devgn met with Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee in Amritsar on Monday to discuss the objections that the Sikh community has with his soon-to-release Son of Sardar. Karnail Singh Peer Mohammad,president of a faction of the All India Sikh Students Federation,had filed a complaint to its parent body,objecting to the tattoo of Lord Shiva that Devgn sports on his chest in the film. The actor plays a Sikh in the film and the tattoo,the complainant had said,is not in accordance with their religion,which prohibits followers from worshipping idols.

Devgn met the panel members in the presence of Punjab’s Information and Public Relations Minister Bikramjit Singh Majithia to narrate the film’s story to them and assured them that he won’t hurt the sentiments of the community. He told them that he will delete the scenes that the community finds objectionable before Son of Sardar releases.

“Ajay said that the movie is about Sikhs. Since he is a Punjabi,hurting sentiments of the community will mean offending his own family,” said his spokesperson.

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