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Sikh Body AISSF Objects To Hindi TV Serial, Gurbani


1947-2014 (Archived)
Jun 17, 2004
Sikh body objects to upcoming Hindi TV serial Gurbani, scheduled to being on March 14 at Colors TV

Published: March 10, 2013

Jharkhand, Bihar (March 10, 2013): A Sikh body, All India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF) has approached Akal Takhat Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh against an upcoming Hindi TV serial titled “Gurbani”.

Gurbani – A new serial scheduled to begin on Colors TV from March 18, 2013

S. Satnam Singh Gambhir, President of AISSF Jharkhand (Bihar) Unit, has written a letter to Giani Gurbachan Singh drawing his attention to the upcoming serial – Gurbani, that is scheduled to begin from March 18, 2013 at Colors, a Hindi entertainment channel.

It is worth mentioning that the word “Gurbani” denotes the sacred Sikh scripture. Gurbani means “the Words of the Guru” and Sikhs have utmost respect for the “Gurbani”.

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The letter addressed to Giani Gurbachan Singh states: “upcoming serial Gurbani is produced by Damini K. Shetti and this serioal is said to be based on the plight of thousands deserted brides of Punjab who were married to Non Resident Indians (NRIs)”.

“Whether only, Sikhs are NRIs? If no, then why this serial is made only on Sikhs and why it is titled as Gurbani?” Gambhir asked.

“It is a conspiracy to distort the image of the Sikhs” he has stated in his letter, while adding that “a game was being played with the Sikh sentiments”.

Satnam Singh Gambhir has requested Giani Gurbachan Singh to pressurise producer of the serial, as well as the censor board, to change the title of the serial.

Gyani Jarnail Singh

Sawa lakh se EK larraoan
Jul 4, 2004
Is Gurbani the name of one of the victims in the series - Gurbani Kaur?

THAT would be one LOOPHOLE !! all right....

After all IF some SIKHS are quite happy Sikhs to call writings like Charitarpakhoyan "GURBANI"... and attach the name of Guru gobind Singh ji as the Writer...then we cannot turn around and claim that a Gurbani kaur cannot be acting in a serial and have the serial named after her...when there are Serials called GITA ?? etc.. Calling Tria-Charitars Gurbani is much worse than a serial....imho....:redturban:


1947-2014 (Archived)
Jun 17, 2004
From update on this story. Entire story at this link

The AISSF president has requested Giani Gurbachan to ask producer, Damani K Shetti, and the Censor Board to change the name of the serial to honour the Sikh sentiments. "It is a conspiracy to distort the image of the Sikhs. This can never be acceptable," said Satnam.

The AISSF, which is known for being particular about issues concerning the Sikh religion and community, had in the past opposed JK Rowling's last novel 'The Casual Vacancy' in which a baptized female Sikh student character is ridiculed by her friends for having hair on her body.

More recently, after intense pressure from AISSF, actor Ajay Devgn was compelled to remove few scenes and dialogues from his last release, Son of Sardar. The Sikh body was critical of the alleged misrepresentation of a Sikh's lifestyle in his movie.

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