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Sikh News Sikh body miffed with Saif over "Love Aaj Kal"

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  1. Sikh News Reporter

    Sikh News Reporter United States
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    Mumbai, Jul 23 (PTI) The All India Punjabi Cultural and Heritage Board has taken strong objection to the depiction of Sikh characters in Saif Ali Khan's debut home production 'Love Aaj Kal' directed by Imitiaz Ali.

    Charan Singh Sapra, President of the Board and Congress member of Maharashtra Legislative Council, told PTI that he had pointed out to Saif and his production team about the three scenes which were allegedly against the tenets of Sikhism.

    He said both Saif's and Rishi Kapoor's Sikh characters have been shown with trimmed beard. "Young Sikhs have been wrongly inspired by Bollywood movies to trim their beards and the trend was a cause of concern to the community", he said.

    Similarly, Saif's Sikh character woos a girl in a Gurudwara, Sapra said adding a place of worship should not be meant for such acts.
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  3. kds1980

    kds1980 India
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    Its strange that how sikh leaders found movies on sikh men offensive.But when bollywood make a film with sikh girl as heroine with non sikh B/f they don't even object. in film Jub we met was one of the worst portrayel of sikh girl but still not even a single sikh organisation protested against it.
  4. harbansj24

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    Art imitates life.
    Why blame Bollywood? The Bollywood movies of 50s, 60s and 70s always depicted Sikhs as simple, Sabat Soorat, honest, courageous, hardworking and perpetually cheerful (Chardia Kalan).
    Now they are shown as smart operators who have trimmed beards, are fond of chicken & whisky, make passes at women and who do not require a rethink while making a fast buck. Can we honestly fault this high visibility image? Though I am sure that hundreds of thousands of low key Sikhs still adhere to to the former lifestyle.
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