MUMBAI,September 12, 2008:Silver Innings Foundation, an NGO working for the cause of Senior Citizens, has written to the producer, director and lead actor of "Singh is King", objecting to three dialogues in the film.
The NGO points out: When an elderly person breaks open a juice container, this character suggests to ‘remove the Senior Citizen from the job’. "Had this senior citizen been in government service, he would have been made to retire three times".
Elsewhere in the film, there is a bit where a senior citizen is called ‘Bloody Senior Citizen’. This remark is not acceptable. This remark is uncivilized and unethical, protests Mr. Sailesh Mishra, Founder of Silver Innings.
"These remarks are distasteful and present senior citizens in bad light. This is verbal abuse of Senior Citizens. Senior Citizens need not be treated in such a disgraceful way, they are elders, parents of some one. The remarks promote hatred in a particular group of people.
"Every individual has right to work, right to be respected and treated in dignified way. Your film promotes discrimination against elders."
The film indulges in ‘ageism’ and discriminates against people on the basis of age, notes Mr. Mishra and calls on the producer to "remove the dialogues that disparage older adults."