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SC to hear plea against Guru k film

New Delhi, April 12: The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear a plea by the Shromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC) seeking to block the release of film k Shah Fakir. The film based on first Sikh Guru, Guru k, is set for release on Friday (April 13). The court will take the matter up on Monday. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud told petitioner Satinder Singh Gulati that the Central Board of Film Certification has already cleared the film for release. It also said that outsiders cannot control freedom of expression of an artist. Gulati told the court that by a 2003 resolution, the SGPC has said that no one can act as any of the 10 Sikh Gurus, their family members and the Panj Pyaras. He mentioned the plea for an urgent hearing. (IANS)