Sara Ali Khan - Sushant Singh Rajput’s Kedarnath BANNED from Uttarakhand

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The movie stars actors Sushant Singh Rajput and Sara Ali Khan and is set in the backdrop of the 2013 floods that ravaged the state. In the meeting, it was decided that the state government would not ban the movie and instead leave the decision to district administrations. The movie is being directed by Abhishek Kapoor who had this project lined up for about 4 years and he wanted to make a movie on the Kedarnath movie with a love story angle. "The movie is banned everywhere in state".

With the latest orders by the DMs, it would mean that the film will not release now in state capital Dehradun, Haridwar, Pauri, Tehri, Nainital, Almora and Udhamsinghnagar. The committee is being headed by Tourism minister Satpal Maharaj and after examining the objections to the film, decided not to declare an official ban on it.

Of the hilly state's 13 districts, only seven have movie theatres and Kedarnath has been banned in all of them. Protesters claim the movie's tagline "Love is a pilgrimage" hurts Hindus' religious sentiments.

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The chairman added that the priests were also protesting against the film as there "vulgar dance sequences" being shot around the shrine.

The Uttarakhand High Court on Thursday refused to ban the film and asked the petitioners to approach the District Magistrate with their complaints. Legal representatives of the movie's producers as well as the Censor Board opposed the petition, which contended that Kedarnath's story is imaginary and an "untrustworthy tale of love" between a Muslim youth and a Brahmin girl. In short, Kedarnath will not release in the main and important centers of Uttarakhand. According to a few Hindu religious outfits, the film hurt the sentiments by promoting "love-jihad" through its script as Sara Ali Khan's character is a daughter of a Hindu pandit who falls in love with a Muslim porter played by Singh.

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