A fatwa has been issued against Bollywood actor Jimmy Shergill for his starring in movie 'Shorgul', which has been banned in several parts of Uttar Pradesh.
The makers are now planning to approach Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to discuss and resolve the issue regarding ban on film in places like Muzaffarnagar, Kanpur, Ghaziabad and Lucknow.
'Shorgul' is a political drama based upon the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots.
Khamman Peer Baba Committee has issued Fatwa against Jimmy Shergill for allegedly hurting the sentiments of Muslim community.
“The fatwa states that a seasoned actor like Jimmy has hurt the sentiments of the Muslim community by enacting scenes that will cause unrest in the community through the dialogues and scene depictions,” read a statement.
Jimmy will be barred from shooting in Uttar Pradesh and his film’s release in the region will also not be allowed, the statement further read.
Jimmy Shergill is currently in Canada.