Making movies based on religious leaders is a dicey job in India. Protests and resistance are common with communities being sensitive about cinematic portrayal of their leaders. But one film is finally seeing the light of the day three years after it faced backlash. Nanak Shah Fakir based on the life of Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak is finally ready for a release and none other than Akshay Kumar is putting his weight behind the film.
The star launched the trailer of the film and spoke about how the film speaks on a single God. “This film is close to my heart as it shows the teachings of Guru Saheb. Seeing the basic premise of the film why wouldn’t I back it? I always say there is only one god you should follow, whom you believe in,” said Kumar. This comes after the actor is getting all set to work on his next projects Kesari and Gold. In both the films, the star is portraying Sikh characters.
The film based on the first Sikh Guru will portray the leader in graphics instead of an actor playing the role. This comes after there were discrepancies about who will play him. Throughout the trailer, he is embodied as a mass of bright light in a human shape.
The film being directed by Sartaj Singh Pannu and it also features late actors Tom Atler and Narendra Jha. Along with them several known faces will be seen in the film like Arif Zakaria, Puneet Sikka, Adil Hussain, Shraddha Kaul, Anurag Arora and Govind Pandey.
The movie penned by Sagar Sarhaddi and Bhai Nirmal Singh is being produced by Harinder S Sikka under the banner of M/S Gurbani Media Pvt Ltd. It is set to hit theaters on April 13 on Sikh festival Vaisakhi.