USF gives nod to screening of 'Singh is King'

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Dehra Dun, Aug 11 (UNI) The Uttaranchal Sikh Federation (USF) has given its nod to the screening of Akshay Kumar-starrer 'Singh is King' minus any cuts with a warning to the film's producer and director that they should portray the true ideals of the Sikh community before making any such film in the future.

Talking to UNI here today, Uttaranchal Sikh Federation president Gurdip Singh 'Tony' said though there were some objectional scenes in the film, the Federation yesterday decided against cutting these scenes as it would shorten the film to an hour.

Stating that Bollywood should have taken into consideration the sentiments of the Sikh community before producing such a film, Mr Tony said Akshay Kumar's character was not in accordance with the Sikh faith.

''In the film, Akshay Kumar is donning a french-cut beard with a turban which is not in consonance with the Sikh community's faith.

It will send a wrong message to the Sikh youth who are fast forgetting the identity of their religion,'' he said.

Interestingly, there were uninterrupted screenings of the film in the town without any reports of violence since it was released last Friday.

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