“Khuda Haafiz: Chapter 2” makers apologize to Shia community

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MUMBAI, India – July 04 (ONLINE) The makers of Indian film ‘Khuda Haafiz: Chapter 2 – Agni Pariksha’ have extended an apology towards the members of the Shia community, who expressed concern that elements of the song ‘Haq Hussain’ hurt their religious sentiments.

“We the makers of Khuda Haafiz Chapter 2 Agni Pariksha take cognizance of the concerns expressed by a few people of the Shia community and sincerely apologise for the fact that elements of the song ‘Haq Hussain’ have unintentionally hurt their sentiments.

Objections were raised by a few people of the community for the word ‘Hussain’ and the use of zanjeer,” an official statement from the makers said, according to Indian media.

“We have unilaterally decided to make changes to the song. In consultation with the CBFC Censor Board, we have removed zanjeer blades from the song and we’ve changed the lyrics of the song ‘Haq Hussain’ to ‘Junoon Hai’,” the statement further states.