Actor Meezaan Jafri Apologies For Hurting Religious Sentiments As ‘Yaariyan 2’ Lands In Controversy

As we all know, the much anticipated movie ‘Yaariyan 2’, a sequel to the film Yaariyan released in 2014, released the trailer of the new track called Saure Ghar from the movie. 

And as soon as it was released, it landed in controversy. Two FIRs were filed against the makers for having allegedly hurt the religious sentiments of Sikh people. SGPC (Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee) objected to lead actor Meezaan Jafri wearing a ‘kirpan'( symbol of the Sikh faith)  in the song ‘Saure Ghar’.

After all this the lead Actor Meezaan Jafri wrote an apology note and posted that on his instagram handle. 

He wrote, “We would like to apologize for any content which has been perceived to be objectionable/inadvertently hurt any religious sentiments in Yaariyan 2 and hereby assure that we have no intent to hurt sentiments of any individual/community in any manner whatsoever. We hold the highest respect for all cultures and religious beliefs. We have always strived to create art that entertains and brings people together. However, we reiterate there was no intention to hurt any religious sentiments, to this end, we have replaced and removed from our film the visuals that have unintentionally hurt sentiments.”

He further added, “We understand the significance of religious symbols and are committed to ensuring that our work does not inadvertently cause any offense. We appreciate your understanding. Thank you.” 

The movie ‘Yaariyan 2’ will be Starring Divya Khosla Kumar, Yash Dasgupta, Meezaan Jafri, Pearl Puri, Anaswara Rajan, Warina Hussain and Priya Prakash Varrier. The movie is slated to hit the big screens on 20th September this year!

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