A BJP leader on Tuesday filed a police complaint against Anurag Kashyap, alleging he has hurt sentiments of Sikhs through his web series Sacred Games.
BJP legislator Manjinder Singh Sirsa also accused Kashyap of “disrespecting” Sikh and Hindu sentiments through portrayals in the web series directed by him.
No reaction was immediately available from Kashyap over the issue.
Delhi BJP spokesperson Tajinderpal Singh Bagga said he filed a complaint against Kashyap at Parliament Street police station for “insulting” Sikh sentiments.
“I filed a complaint at Parliament Street police station against Sacred Games director Anurag Kashayp for disrespecting Sikh Kakaars. In a scene of Sacred Games, a Sikh character played by Saif Ali Khan threw his Kara which is one of the Kakaars revered by the Sikhs,” Bagga.
The ‘Kakaars’ are religious symbols comprising Kesh (uncut hair), Kangha (comb), Kara (iron bangle), Kachera (cotton loincloth) and Kirpan (iron dagger), adopted by the Sikhs.
Sirsa said he had complained to the Information and Broadcasting minister against Kashyap demanding “strict action against him”.
“We cannot let Bollywood stars play with our religious faiths & sentiments. I warn Anurag Kashyap; he should at least study the scriptures of Sikhs & Hindus before he portrays the characters so negatively in his projects just for entertainment or sensationalisation (sic),” Sirsa said in a statement.
Sirsa who is an MLA from Rajouri Garden and also head of the Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) said that he will also explore options for initiating legal actions against Kashyap.
Dhaka, Aug 9 (UNB) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi will soon be seen in Bear Grylls’ show Man vs Wild where they will spend some time in Jim Corbett National Park. In a new clip released by the makers, we see Grylls talking to PM Modi about the dangers of spending time in a wildlife area and how he has to keep ‘the most important man in India’ safe, reports The Indian Express.
Talking about the wildlife area, PM Modi shares, “We should not take this place as a danger zone. When we go against nature then everything becomes dangerous. Human beings too become dangerous. On the other hand, if we co-operate with nature, then she also co-operates with us.”
Bear Grylls and Narendra Modi then discuss the latter’s time in the Himalayas. They also talk about wildlife conservation as Grylls creates a makeshift weapon and hands it over to the PM. But PM Modi politely says, “My upbringing does not allow me to take a life. However, I will hold on it (the spear) since you insist.”
In the clip, PM Modi also brings up Swachch Bharat Abhiyaan. Modi says, “Someone from outside cannot clean my India, the people of India make India clean. Personal hygiene is in the culture of the Indian people. We need to develop the habit of social hygiene. Mahatma Gandhi has done a lot of work on it and recently we are getting good success in this. I believe India will succeed in this very soon.”
Man Vs Wild With Bear Grylls and Prime Minister Modi will premiere on August 12 at 9 pm.
The episode will be broadcast on 12 Discovery channels simultaneously including Discovery Channel, Discovery HD World, Animal Planet, Animal Planet HD World, TLC, TLC HD World, JEET Prime, JEET Prime HD, Discovery Science, Discovery Turbo, Discovery Kids and DTamil. It will be available in 8 languages including English, Bengali, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam and Marathi.
Dhaka, Aug 9 (UNB) - Billy Ray Cyrus has a “feeling” that Hannah Montana could make a comeback, reports The Indian Express.
The singer starred alongside his real-life daughter Miley Cyrus, who played the title version of herself named Miley Stewart, in the hit Disney series as Robbie Ray Stewart.
“I have a feeling it might. It could. Everything is possible. Certainly worth thinking about. It sounds fun to me. I’ve always wanted like a prequel.
“When you look at the realism of ‘Hannah Montana’ and where she started as that 12-year-old, 13-year-old girl… well there was a whole life for ‘Hannah Montana’ that happened before that,” Billy told ET Canada.
Miley recently said she is not keen to reprise her role as Hannah.
The show ran for four seasons from 2006 to 2011, which also branched into albums, tours, and a film titled Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009).
Beverly Hills, Aug 6 (AP/UNB) — ABC says the cast and crew of "Fresh Off the Boat" are ready to get back to work and put star Constance Wu's anti-renewal tirade behind them.
ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke said Monday the show's producers have told her everyone involved with "Fresh Off the Boat" took the actress at her word when she apologized.
They have only expressed enthusiasm about starting production this week on season six, which debuts Sept. 27. Burke said she'll see Wu at the script reading.
The two haven't spoken since Wu expressed regret for tweeting her disappointment that the show would be back. The "Crazy Rich Asians" star said she was briefly frustrated that its renewal would keep her from a passion project.
Burke told a TV critics meeting she was happy Wu apologized.
Edgewater, Aug 3 (AP/UNB) — Reality TV star Duane "Dog" Chapman is calling on the person who broke into a Colorado business he owns and stole show merchandise and items belonging to his late wife to turn himself in.
Chapman told reporters in the Denver suburb of Edgewater on Friday that he'll ask police not to press charges if the person surrenders in the next 48 hours.
Chapman spoke outside his damaged storefront as police released surveillance video of a man suspected in Monday night's burglary.
Chapman said the stolen items included the bounty hunting gear of his late wife, Beth Chapman, who died in June after battling cancer. But the star of the "Dog the Bounty Hunter" franchise said he's leaving the case to police.
"The guy has 48 hours to call me and ask for forgiveness," Chapman said.
Chapman's business is on a busy street that borders Denver.
Police Chief John Mackey said the suspect had a large backpack, was in the store for a short amount of time and left without anything in his hands. Police believe some of the merchandise may already be being sold on online.
A passerby discovered a broken glass door early Tuesday at the business. Police Cpl. Bob Brink said earlier Friday that officers boarded the door after they couldn't reach anyone affiliated with the business, called "Free as a Bird Bail Bond."
Someone with the firm reported the burglary on Thursday, Brink said. The business is not open to the public.
Employees were still putting together an inventory of what was taken. Inside the store, some racks for hoodies and T-shirts were empty. A computer and cash register were dumped in a pile behind a front counter, and a "Dog the Bounty Hunter" mug was smashed in a nearby case holding mugs and books.
As Chapman spoke on a narrow sidewalk outside the store, some passing motorists yelled out their support. Chapman said he cried after touring the store and that the one thing he wants back the most is a Taser used by Beth Chapman.
Funeral services were held July 13 in Beth Chapman's home state of Colorado.
The Chapmans starred in the A&E show for eight seasons until it was canceled in 2012. The show followed the couple as they apprehended people who avoided arrest warrants.
They later starred in Country Music Television's "Dog & Beth: On the Hunt." WGN America is in production on a new series featuring the couple called "Dog's Most Wanted," set to premiere Sept. 4.