Sushant Singh Rajput and Sara Ali Khan's film Kedarnath released today. The film got mixed reviews from the critics but the chemistry between the lead stars was hailed. However, the film is now in a row as it is now reportedly banned in Uttarakhand. As soon as the trailer and the songs were out on the internet, priests from Kedarnath protested against it claiming that it promoted 'love jihad' and also 'vulgar dance sequences'. Kedarnath Movie Review: The Real-Life Tragedy Takes a Backseat In Sushant Singh Rajput-Sara Ali Khan's 'Titanic' Inspired Love Story.
Now as ordered by District Magistrate Nainital Vinod Kr Suman, the screening of the Abhishek Kapoor film has been banned in Haridwar, Dehradun and Udham Singh Nagar which are the eminent centres in Uttarakhand.
Trailer of Kedarnath
"The movie appears to be an effort to promote love jihad. Couldn't the director find a single Hindu name or character for the main lead? Also, kissing and romantic scenes in a holy place worshipped by crores of people are a sign of disrespect to the religion, " said BJP leader Ajendra Ajay. He also objected the poster of the film that shows a Muslim pitthoo carrying a Hindu girl in a palanquin. What are your thoughts on the ban? Drop your comments section below.