"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.
"Shorgul is a love story set in the backdrop of politics. There is the big question whether politics and religion is above humanity. My character in the film is about a young politician and I have not done something like this before. It's a character with grey shades," said Jimmy Shergill