"The fatwa states that a seasoned actor like Jimmy has hurt the sentiments of the Muslim community by enacting scenes that will cause unrest in the community through the dialogues and scene depictions," read the statement issued on behalf of the filmmakers
"We have repeatedly stated the fact that Shorgul is not a depiction of any specific incident or occurrence, but a reflection of what happens in our society, bringing out issues that concern the nation. Uttar Pradesh is just the backdrop," Vyas Verma, one of the producers of Shorgul said.
The entertainment tax officer has also advised the theatre owners to show precaution and not plan for the film in the city of Muzaffarnagar
Actor Salman Khan, pilloried for performing at the Saifai Mahotsav in Uttar Pradesh where thousands of people in riot-hit Muzaffarnagar are struggling to survive, on Thursday said the event was an opportunity for him to help people.