The petition was filed by an advocate Amritpal Singh Khalsa in which he mentioned that SRK was wearing a shirt and shorts with a garland of Rs. 500 notes around his neck and kirpan tied up as well. The petition stated that the historical and cultural importance of Kirpaan and is worn after ‘rehyat maryaada’ meaning conversion to Sikhism. The petition was filed under Indian Penal Code section 295 (A), pertaining deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings or any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs. The petition also mentioned CBFC to cancel the certification of the film, direct the makers to remove the scene from the film and put an interim stay on the trailer.
In response to the petition, the makers of Zero, on December 19, filed an affidavit in Bombay High Court to confirm that the scenes in question have been altered.