Dailybhaskar.com | Last Modified - Mar 19, 2013, 01:05 AM IST
Serial Gurbani has already caught headlines for its tittle. Sikh community has been protesting it and so the channel has decided to call for a name change.The new title for the show is now 'Bani'.
Harshdeep Kaur, who will be the sutradhar of the show just mentioned on twitter, “The show dint mean to hurt the sentiments. It’s based on a serious issue. Now its new title is Bani.”
Official statement from channel Colors stated-Channel Colors has tremendous respect for all communities including the Sikh community and we would never do anything to hurt or disrespect the sentiments or religious feelings of any community. In fact the producer of the show is a Sikh herself and even has a niece named Gurbani. Being from the Sikh community she has tremendous respect for her own religion. Gurbani, the name of the lead protagonist symbolizes everything that is pure, cultural and spiritual about Punjab. Our protagonist is a girl who lives for everyone but herself. She is pure, kind hearted and God fearing. She is, in fact, the kind of girl who will be an inspiration to all. It is through her that we showcase purity, sacrifice and love, love for family and mankind.
The primary reason for naming her ‘Gurbani’ is because she is the kind of person who will make every Punjabi proud. Whatever life’s throws at her, she tackles that with humility, positivity and dignity. As the story progresses she takes on every situation that comes in her life and the lives of people around her and brings happiness to everyone in her life.
With utmost respect and humility we request the complainants to view Gurbani as merely a name and in context of a fiction show that endeavours to bring a social issue to the fore. However to respect the sentiments of the people, we have decided to change the name of the show.
With all the necessary changes we saw the new title as ‘Bani’.