Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar has invited another controversy with his latest release ‘Singh is Bling’. The movie which is based on a Sikh community of India has attracted a great deal of unwanted attention from India’s film Censor Board and from the country’s religious community.
According to Forbes, Sikh organization leaders had taken issue with several scenes they considered offensive, and it was only after a few cuts were made that the film was cleared with a ‘U/A’ certificate for its October 2 release.
When Akshay Kumar had donned the turban to play a Sardar in ‘Singh Is King’ in 2008 he had to appease organizations which objected to the length of his beard and the way his turban was tied.
The film, about a turban-wearing Punjabi, named Raftaar Singh who falls in love with a foreign woman played by British beauty Amy Jackson. The movie originally contained images that sparked controversy in India’s religious circles.
The movie has been released over this weekend and receiving mixed response from the audience.
Source: Business Recorder