Nanak Shah Fakir, the movie directed by Sartaj singh Pannu and starring, Arif Zakaria, Puneet Sikka, Adil Hussain is a controversial film, that has been restricted from exhibition in India because of the objections from the Sikh community. The main conflict is that, according to some rules, a human is prohibited from enacting as Guru Nanak in any sort of visual media, but the filmmakers have stated that only computers graphics, or CGI were employed for the portrayal of Guru Nanak. The film was not granted a clearance certificate from the CBFC, or censor board, hence, could not be exhibited in Indian cinemas.
However, recently, the Shiromani Gurdwaa Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has given its nod to the movie after the adequate modifications and the movie is going to release on 13th April 2018 by the Viacom 18 Motion Pictures. After the clearance, the trailer for the movie is going to be released soon, and it remains to be seen if the movie is going to have a smooth release or not. There have not been any violent protests and threats like what plagued Padmaavat.
The Sikh group Dal Khalsa already objected to the movie, so its not clear if they’ll repeat their reservations from before. The movie does have the support of Akshay Kumar, so maybe the movie will have a release without any protestations and violence that afflicted Padmaavat, by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, which was also distributed by Viacom 18 motion pictures.