John Abraham’s Upcoming Movie ‘Satyamev Jayate’ Lands In Trouble With The Shia Community. Know How

Updated on 13 Jul, 2018 at 4:17 pm


John Abraham was born as John Sandeep Abraham to Malayali Christian father and Zoroastrian mother. The hunk started out his career as a model and then ventured in acting a few years later. Ever since his debut, the actor worked hard and established himself. And his upcoming movie Satyamev Jayate is due to release in August this year. While previously the actor was seen in different roles slowly he is making a move towards the patriotic characters.

According to reports, the movie has run into some legal troubles. A scene in the movie showcases a significant Islamic celebration, and its portrayal hasn’t gone down well with many.


John's new movie Satyamev Jayate

Actor John Abraham. Source


The celebration in question whose depiction is apparently wrong in the movie is- ‘Muharram’. This is a religious day in Islam which marks the death of Hussein ibn Ali, grandson of Muhammad.

The shooting for ‘Satyamev Jayate‘ started in March 2018 and its trailer released just a few days ago. Check out the trailer for the movie here:




Most of the audience received the trailer well and are excited about the movie. But there are some who disagree. They have registered a complaint in Hyderabad against the movie for hurting their religious sentiments.


Satyamev Jayate John's new movie

Satyamev Jayate‘ movie poster. Source


According to the General Secretary of the BJP Minority Front, Syed Ali Jafri, one of the sequences in the trailer portrays the procession for ‘Muharram’ in bad light. Here is what he reportedly told a leading media house:

‘There is one shot in the trailer which shows the festival of Muharram and it depicts a scene of Matam (self-flagellation). The actor is later shown committing a murder following Matam. This has hurt our sentiments.’


A scene from John's new movie Satyamev Jayate

A ‘Muharram‘ procession still from ‘Satyamev Jayate‘ trailer. Source


As per reports, Jafri further added that he has requested local Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to transfer the case to Mumbai head office. The Front wants the filmmakers to remove the scene from the movie. He also said they will stage protests throughout the nation if the scene is not deleted from the movie and the trailer.