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Sikh Communities Object To Use Of 'Kaur' In Sunny Leone Biopic

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| July 15 , 2018 , 13:30 IST

Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) and Sikh Women leadership have taken objection to Bollywood actress and one-time porn star Sunny Leone's upcoming web series 'Karenjit Kaur: The Untold Story Of Sunny Leone'. They are upset with producers using 'Kaur' in the series, media reported on Saturday.

SGPC has demanded that Sunny should immediately omit 'Kaur' from the title of her web series keeping in mind the sensibilities of Sikh community.

Diljit Singh Bedi, SGPC's additional secretary and spokesperson, had told Times of India that the usage would hurt Sikh sentiments as Sunny did not follow the teachings of the Sikh Gurus. Hence, she had no right to use the title "Kaur".

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"Kaur is a very respectable and exalted name given by Sikh gurus to Sikh women. A person who didn't follow the teachings of Sikh gurus shouldn't use the word Kaur as this could hurt Sikh religious feelings. Sikhs will not allow her to use it. She should tender a public apology," Bedi said. 

Echoing similar opinions, President of the Istri Akali Dal, Bibi Jagir Kaur said, "She is using the word Kaur for making her biopic a success, unaware of the fact that the same could hurt Sikh religious sentiments."

Sunny Leone shot to fame in India when she entered the Bigg Boss house as a contestant in 2011. She made her Bollywood debut with Jism 2 in 2012.

She is married to Daniel Weber and the couple has three children. They adopted a girl child Nisha in 2017. In March 2018, they had extended their family by including two more children — sons Noah and Asher — via surrogacy.

Sunny had earlier told IANS "Initially, my answer (to a show on her life) was that I wasn't sure. But once I started hearing about what the director and the production house wanted, I started having an interest in it."

On what the audience should expect from the show, the Indo-Canadian actress had said, "The unexpected. This is a part of my life story and not necessarily the journey you are expecting to see."