Saif Ali Khan lands in Sikh Trouble
Bollywood hunks are having beard troubles! After Akshay Kumar received flak over his portrayal of a Sikh in ‘Singh is Kinng’, it’s Saif Ali Khan who has come under the scanner for his bearded avatar in ‘Love Aaj Kal’. This time round it’s the actor’s ‘trimmed’ beard that has disturbed the Punjabi Cultural And Heritage Board.
But even though the Board is breathing fire the man in question – Saif is least troubled for the actor feels that the air will get cleared once the film is released. Nevertheless, Charan Singh Sapra, President of Punjabi Cultural And Heritage Board is not willing to settle for that explanation as he is all set to approach the Censor Board on the issue.
Talking about the objection the board found with the film promos, Charan Singh Sapra said,” We are objecting on the grounds that Saif is shown with a very trim beard. Sardars don’t wear this look. While Imtiaz represented the sardars in ‘Jab We Met’ very well, why has he not done the same in ‘Love Aaj Kal’? We have sent a memorandum regarding this to Saif, Imtiaz Ali and Dinesh Vijan (co-producer of Love Aaj Kal).”
As for the action the board is planning against the film, he said, “We have also written to the Censor Board not to pass the film until the rectification has been made. Otherwise, the Censor Board will be responsible for the ire of the Sikh community”.
But as far as the film’s producer and actor Saif goes, the actor is unruffled. Speaking to a news daily, Saif said, “To begin with, there is nothing to be offended about. In fact, when they see the film, they will be very proud of the way sardars have been depicted. This is the most authentic and romantic sardar ever. No one has seen the film yet and so we have decided to show them the film in a couple of days. I am sure once that is done, there will be no problem at all. I understand that in our country we have to keep everyone’s cultural sensitivity in mind and not do anything to upset any community”
Well, here’s wishing Saif a safe sailing!
Source: Zee News