Yaariyan 2 is one of the much anticipated films of the year. The film is a sequel to the 2012 movie, Yaariyan and has been garnering quite a lot of attention. Yaariyan 2 stars Pearl V Puri, Meezaan Jafri, and Divya Khosla Kumar in the lead roles.
Now, it has landed itself into a controversy just a day after Saure Ghar, a fresh new track which was released recently. In one of the visuals of the track, the Sikh Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has alleged that the makers have use the symbolic kirpan in an objectionable way.
Yaariyan 2 makers land in legal trouble
Adding to this, a police complaint is filed against the film makers. The SGPC has also shared a statement on Twitter. It said, “We raise our strong objection to these visuals filmed, published in Saure Ghar song of Yaariyan 2 film directed by Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru @SapruAndRao, as actor is seen wearing Sikh Kakkar (symbol of Sikh faith) ‘kirpan’ in a highly objectionable manner which cannot be accepted”. Not just this, they have also demanded a ban on the film.
We raise our strong objection to these visuals filmed, published in ‘Saure Ghar’ song of ‘Yaariyan 2’ film directed by Radhika Rao & Vinay Sapru @SapruAndRao, as actor is seen wearing Sikh Kakaar (symbol of Sikh faith) Kirpan in a highly objectionable manner which cannot be… pic.twitter.com/FZXooNMsoH
— Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (@SGPCAmritsar) August 28, 2023
Post this, the filmmakers have issued an official statement and have cleared their side of the story. They have said that the actor is not wearing a kirpan, but it is actually a khukri. The statement read, “We would like to address the concerns regarding the visuals in the song – Saure Ghar. from our recent film, Yaariyan 2. We would like to clarify that the actor in the song is wearing a khukri and not a kirpan. In fact, the dialogues in the film make it explicitly clear that it is a khukri.”
— Radhika & Vinay (@SapruAndRao) August 28, 2023
Addressing this clarification, the committee has called it ‘illogical’. It added that they know the shape of kirpan and khukri.
Vinay Sapru and Radhika Rao have directed Yaariyan 2. The film gears to hit the theatres on October 20 this year.
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