Amritsar, October 26, 2023: As per media reports, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has clarified that no approval has been given to the controversial film ‘Dastaan-e-Sirhind. The controversial animation film ‘Dastaan-e-Sirhind’ is set to release on November 3.
The film ran Into controversy as it reportedly personified the ‘sahibzadas’ (sons) of the tenth Sikh Guru, Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji. Sikh principles explicitly prohibit the portrayal and filming of Gurus and their immediate families, whether in human form, images or through computer graphics.
The Issue of the film had surfaced last year in November, when its trailer was launched but the film could not be released after the SGPC raised objections over its content.
According to the news published in The Tribune, SGPC secretary Partap Singh said the makers of such films should avoid playing with Sikh sentiments for financial gains.
He added that a decision regarding any film related to Sikh history is taken by the SGPC in the light of principles, Sikh ‘maryada’ (code of conduct) and traditions.
“No NOC (no-objection certificate) has been given to this film. We have been receiving queries if this film was given a nod as posters of its release on November 3 were spotted at several places. Only the makers of the film are answerable for this,” the SGPC secretary said.
He added: “We request them to desist from any move that hurts the sentiments of the ‘Sangat’ and Sikh principles. The SGPC has banned any kind of film about the Gurus and their families through a resolution of the Dharam Parchar Committee.”