SINGH IS KINNG FACES SIKH IRE IN AMRITSA
Amritsar August 8:
Around 25 Sikh youth pelted stones at a local theatre on Friday in Amritsar running the opening show of Akshay Kumar-starrer Singh is King, alleging that the film depicts the community in a distorted manner.
The youth, carrying the portrait of slain militant leader Jarnail Singh Bhindranwala and armed with naked swords, pelted stones at the 'Annam' theatre in a bid to disrupt the show, but timely arrival of police foiled their attempts.
As soon as the police arrived, the youth fled from the scene and the show continued without any disruption. Security personnel have been deployed in strength at 'Annam' and another theatre Rialto, where the movie is being screened.
The movie got a green signal from the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) after it asked producer Vipul Shah to insert a disclaimer and an apology at the beginning of the film.