Sara Ali Khan’s debut film ‘Kedarnath’ in trouble once again
Sara Ali Khan’s debut film ‘Kedarnath’ is once again in trouble as days after its teaser release, the priests of the temple town are demanding a blanket ban on the Abhishek Kapoor directorial. The teerth purohits of the shrine town in Uttarakhand’s Chardham are stating that the movie hurts Hindu religious sentiments by promoting ‘love jihad’.
The chairman of the priests based in Kedarnath, Vinod Shukla said, “We will launch an agitation if the movie is not banned as we have been told that it hurts the Hindu religious sentiments by promoting ‘love jihad'(an alleged campaign under which Muslim men target the non-Muslim women for conversion to Islam).”
Shukla further added that the priests had strongly protested against the film when its “vulgar dance sequences” were being shot around Kedarnath shrine. Incidentally, locals have already started protesting against its release.
Ajendra Ajay, a state BJP leader has also demanded a ban on the movie and protests have already begun in Rudraprayag and Kotdwar. He also tweeted his unhappiness on his social media handle,
— Ajendra Ajay (@AjendraAjay) November 2, 2018
In his tweet, Ajay referred to the bold scenes of the lead pair in the background of floods in which thousands were killed and also raised objections on the poster that showcases the hero, a Muslim carrying the Heroine, a Hindu in a palanquin with the Kedarnath shrine in the background.
‘Kedarnath’ also features Sushant Singh Rajput and will be releasing on December 7, 2018.