It seems that the funny introduction to the Son Of Sardar trailer did not go all that well for Ajay Devgan and Rohit Shetty. The comic part of the introduction which had a negative impact on the Sikh community has retracted back with a legal notice from senior lawyer Navkiran Singh.
The trailer was not a big hit and this seems to have delayed the retractions from the community. (view trailer here) Talking to Sikhsiyasat, the lawyer said "After watching the official trailer of the upcoming movie “Son of Sardar” on YouTube, I decided to issue legal notice to the makers of the movie"
Devgn was comments like "If Sikhs were not there, then who would have invented abuses" and also "in case Sardar would not have been there, then on whom would the jokes be made".
According to Singh, he came to know about these comments after watching the movie. The notice said that the film, in some parts, shows Sikhs in a bad light and hurts religious sentiments. And he wants Ajay to delete the dialogues from his official promo and also that may be included in the full movie!
The advocate has given Ajay a time of seven days to respond back to his complaint. A failure in this might take him to court for further legal procedures. According to TOI, the notice has been sent on Devgn's two addresses, at # 5/6 Sheetal Apartment, Opposite Chandan Cinema, Juhu, Mumbai-400049, and # 45-D Malgari Road, Mumbai-400058.
We will have to wait further for a retaliation from the actor or director, but personally we think that this shouldn't be made an issue at all - if it does then there should be a global ban over the Sardar jokes that is spreading, the dedicated sites that are sharing these jokes.
We will keep you posted on this!