A tension-filled 24-hours for Anil Kapoor are finally over. Just two days before the release of his film, No Problem, certain Sikh groups raised objection over the portrayal of Sardars in the ‘Mast Punjabi’ song from the film. While the song features the whole male cast of No Problem – including Anil Kapoor – dressed as Sardars, the Sikh groups had objected to a particular scene in which a Gorilla farts and Anil Kapoor is sent flying across the dance floor. The protestors were worried whether the song glorified the Sardars or made fun of them.
Quick on his feet, Anil Kapoor organized several rounds of talks with the said groups over Tuesday and Wednesday and managed to convince the Sardars that this was indeed not the case and that he meant no disrespect to them. Anil Kapoor, who is also the producer of No Problem, certainly had a few nervous moments but the Sikh groups finally approved of the song.
Anil Kapoor, and the Sardars, can now heave a sigh of relief and enjoy the film!
No Problem, which stars Anil Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, Akshaye Khanna, Suniel Shetty, Kangna Ranaut, Neetu Chandra, Sushmita Sen and Paresh Rawal, releases on Friday, December 10th.