Sikh religious authorities in India have asked the Punjab government to ban the wild new action film Messenger of God, because it stars Gurmeet Singh Ram Rahim, the leader of a blasphemous (to Sikhs) sect called the Dera Sachcha Sauda.
The controversial leader of the Dera Sachcha Sauda sect, Gurmeet Singh Ram Rahim, has starred in a film that some Sikh bodies say should be banned as it could cause trouble in Punjab.
Under pressure from radical Sikh groups, the Akal Takht, the supreme temporal body of Sikhs, has asked the Punjab government to ban “MSG” or “Messenger of God”, which is set to release on January 16. The movie stars the Dera chief in the lead role and shows him as a swashbuckling hero fighting “social evils,” in flashy costumes.
The theatrical trailer on YouTube is bizarre and very much worth watching:
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