Upcoming political drama Shorgul lands itself in a soup and this time actor Jimmy Shergill has also been dragged into the controversy for his alleged role in the multi-starrer film that is inspired by Sangeet Soam.


Days after a PIL was filed against the makers of the film for intentionally spreading communal disharmony and maligning political public figures, 24 FPS Films Production was in for another major jolt that came in the form of a Fatwa issued by Khamman Peer Baba Committe


Adding onto the fire, the Censor Board snipped the words Godhra and Gau Ganga from the film from the fear of instigation of communal unrest. Inspite of necessary revisions, a PIL was filed against the film by Milan Som from VHP requesting for a stay on the release of the film.


We got our hands on the Fatwa which states that a seasoned actor like Jimmy Shergill has hurt the sentiments of the Muslim community by enacting scenes that will cause unrest in the community through the dialogues and scene depictions. Additionally Jimmy will not allowed to be shoot in Uttar Pradesh and the board will not let the film release in the region and ensure a ban is imposed on the film because of its poor taste in portrayal of the Muslim community


It appears that the non-controversial Jimmy Shergill got a tad bit petrified and packed his suitcases and departed to Canada on the next available flight with his family without informing the production house to avoid any sort of political confrontations.


Swatantra Vijay Singh, Producer, Shorgul states, “Yes we have received the PIL and the Fatwa but as we have stated earlier our film is a cinematic recreation of various tragic incidents that have transpired in the past. Our film will decode the humanity-intolerance equation in the most non-controversial manner. We want audiences to wake up and not allow themselves to be a slave to bureaucratic fixtures. We believe no one can ban Shorgul if the population supports films like these.”


The film will also highlight various other political leaders like Azam Khan played by Narendra Jha and Akhilesh Yadav played by Sanjay Suri apart from throwing light on issues like Muzzafanagar Riots, Godhra Riots, Babri Masjid Riots, Kairana  amongst others. The film stars Ashutosh Rana, Eijaz Khan, Hiten Tejwani apart from the names mentioned above and will release in theatres on the 24th of June.


Shorgul is a national expose that will bring to the forefront subjects that hold contemporary relevance causing a few political feathers to ruffle with elections just around the corner! On one side the common viewers are eager to see this film, although on the other the religious leaders, politicians and so forth have already shown their displeasure towards it.


Shorgul is a political drama that aspires to be a thought provoking cinematic rendition that will be a subtle reminder to cinema goers on how the voice of the masses is what constitutes the voice of the nation and promises to make audiences contemplate on where humanity stands amidst all socio-politico-religious chaos which has gripped democracy, based on the backdrop of U.P. Shorgul brings out real life issues with contemporary twists and aims to showcase how pockets of fanatic extremists lie on each side of the coin, which are detrimental to society and who use religions for their own personal motives and how in the midst of it all voice of the common man is subdued to accommodate bureaucratic motives. With a story line that every citizen can relate to, it urges viewers, from all strata of society to STOP & THINK. 


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