Sara Ali Khan, Sushant Singh Rajput's ‘Kedarnath’ banned in Uttarakhand


Sara Ali Khan’s debut venture ‘Kedarnath’ was banned in Uttarakhand, fearing disruption of law and order. On Thursday, the district magistrates of Nainital and Udham Singh Nagar had imposed a ban on the screening of the film. Now the latest is that the film has been banned in the entire state, informs Uttarakhand minister, Satyapal Maharaj. 

He said, "Our Committee has submitted the report to the chief minister, DM’s have been told to maintain the law and order situation and the release of the movie (Kedarnath) has been banned in Uttarakhand."

The right-wing activists alleged opposed that the film has hurt the religious sentiments and it promoted ‘Love Jihad’.

He mentioned that many fabricated incidents have been shown in the movie which is untrue."The movie is not according to our culture and the film can instigate people," he added. 

The ban was decided by the DMs so that the peace of the state doesn't get disrupted. They speculated that the protesters might create commotion if the movie was screened in the theatres.

The District Magistrates ordered that the film will not release in state capital Dehradun, Haridwar, Pauri, Tehri, Nainital, Almora and Udhamsinghnagar. Other districts of the state do not have movie theatres.

Uttarakhand and Bombay High Court had both refused to impose ban on the film.

The meeting was also attended by, Information Secretary Dilip Jawalkar, DGP Anil Raturi, ADG B Vinay Kumar,ADG Ashok Kumar and Additional Secretary Ashish Joshi.

The film, 'Kedarnath' is a love story set at the backdrop of the devastating 2013 Uttarakhand floods. Sara plays Mukku, an upper-class Hindu pilgrim and Sushant plays Mansoor, a Muslim ‘pithoo’ (porter) who carries children and the old to Kedarnath, a holy Hindu shrine located in the foothills of the Himalayas.

Jointly produced by Abhishek Kapoor and Ronnie Screwvala, 'Kedarnath' is slated to release on December 7.