On Friday, the movie Nanak Shah Fakir was screened twice at the Indian Consulate in Dubai. The film which is based on the life of the first Sikh guru, Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, was mired in controversy in India for showing human portrayal of guru sahib. Later, the film was given a green signal by Indian Supreme Court but still, it could not release anywhere in Punjab due to a ban by SGPC.
But in Dubai, the film was screened at Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara, Jebel Ali. The special screenings were organised as part of the celebrations to mark Guru Nanak Dev ji's 550th birth anniversary.
Indian Ambassador to the UAE Navdeep Singh Suri, Consul General of India in Dubai Vipul, columnist and writer Harinder Sikka, who produced the movie, Surender Singh Kandhari, chairman of the gurdwara and other prominent members of the community were present for the screening.
Directed by Sartaj Pannu, Nanak Shah Fakir's trailer was launched by Akshay Kumar.