Sara Ali Khan, Sushant Singh Rajput starrer is winning many hearts

Swara Bhasker slams Kedarnath Ban

Swara Bhasker slams Kedarnath Ban

The film was banned in several states.

Kedarnath, which is Sara Ali Khan's debut, hit the screens on December 7.

Sara Ali Khan and Sushant Singh Rajput " s movie Kedarnath has opened in theatres today and it has already got embroiled in a controversy.

Directed by Abhishek Kapoor, Kedarnath which is set against the backdrop of the devastating 2013 Uttarakhand flood, has been released nationwide on Friday. He said that going forward, the state government would consider vetting a movie's script before allowing shooting in Uttarakhand if it pertains to "sensitive issues". Ever since the trailer and teaser of Kedarnath hit the web, priests from the shrine-town have been wildly protesting against the film, saying that it is a case of "love-jihad", as the two lead characters are Hindu and Muslim, who fall in love. 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. Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Ashok Kumar said the film has been banned in seven districts, reported PTI. "We asked district magistrates to maintain peace [and] everyone has decided that Kedarnath movie should be banned".

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Now, as ordered by District Magistrate Nainital Vinod Kr Suman, the film has been banned in Nainital district.

Nainital High Court told the petitioner's advocate they should not watch the movie and they are actually publicising the very work they want banned by making an issue out of it. "We are not the censor board".

The High Court on Thursday dismissed the plea of petitioner Darshan Bharti, who claimed the movie has hurt the sentiments of the Hindu community.The petitioner said the movie promoted "love jihad", reported IANS.

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