The actor-turned-producer will host a special screening of the film for SGPC (Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee) officials and members of the All India Sikh Student Federation (AISSF), who expressed strong concerns that the film may offend the religious sensibilities of the Sikh community.
President of the AISSF Karnail Singh had requested that action be taken against Devgn, after members of the Sikh community reportedly took objection to scenes in the film's trailer which they deemed blasphemous and jokes which they regarded as demeaning to Sikhs, reports The Times of India.
A scene deemed contentious features Devgn's character, a turban wearing Sikh, bearing a tattoo of the Hindu God Lord Shiva on his chest, while dialogue such as, "If Sikhs were not there then who would have invented abuses?" and, "Without Sardaars, on whom would have jokes been made?" have been described as 'anti-Sikh'.
The Singham star has previously said: "At no point anybody will find any element of disrespect. The protagonist of the film is a Sardaar, so the film will showcase a very positive projection of the community. One could just wait for the release and then come up with their comments and opinion."
Devgn was issued with a legal notice requesting that the offending scenes be cut; however, the actor reportedly failed to respond to it.
Son of Sardaar is a romance drama based on the Telegu hit Maryada Ramanna
Directed by Ashwini Dhir and starring Sonakshi Sinha, Sanjay Dutt and Juhi Chawla, Son of Sardaar is scheduled to release on November 13.