HC OK with 'Kedarnath', but Uttarakhand bans it

Postado Dezembro 08, 2018

Kedarnath, starring Sara Ali Khan and Sushant Singh Rajput, is a love story that is set against the 2013 devastating floods that nearly destroyed the shrine-town.

Talking more about the film, the actor said: "Working on this film has been very challenging because we have worked in extreme conditions, shot in freezing cold in Kedarnath and then shot in bombay in extreme heat... but it was worth it".

Backed by Ronnie Screwvala of RSVP and Pragya Kapoor of Guy In The Sky Pictures, Kedarnath is a tragic love story that has been directed by Abhishek.

While there has been no official ban on the film by the state government, it has written to all district magistrates (DMs) about the film and the controversies surrounding it. A decision to this effect was taken after a high-level meeting chaired by Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat reviewed the report submitted by a committee headed by Tourism Minister Satpal Maharaj. He said the shrine holds great importance for crores of Hindus and added that it is unfortunate that some scenes in the movie "were found to be objectionable". The court told Bharti to raise its objections with Maharaj's committee.

On the other hand, Nainital High court rejected the bans and asked the petitioner's to not watch the movie and criticised their effort to draw attention from the movie. Gujarat High Court called the petition a publicity stunt and imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on the petitioner Prakash Rajput, president of International Hindu Sena. "State shall ensure law and order is maintained". Both the petitioners alleged that the film, which depicts a love story between a Muslim porter and a Hindu girl, hurt religious sentiments.