The Hindi flick, with the 2013 flash floods in Kedarnath as the backdrop, was being opposed by the right-wing activists from the day its shooting began in the hill state and they alleged that it hurt Hindu sentiments and promoted the idea of "Love Jihad".
While there has been no official ban on the film by the state government, it has written to all district magistrates (DMs) about the film and the controversies surrounding it.
After working with debutante actress Sara Ali khan in Kedarnath, actor Tarun Gahlot seems to be in awe of her. "The movie is banned everywhere in state".
Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat chaired a meeting on Thursday evening after a committee headed by Maharaj submitted a report and decided not to officially ban the movie, reported Outlook. These districts are Dehradun, Haridwar, Pauri, Tehri, Nainital, Udhamsingh Nagar and Almora.
Consequently, the state government set up a four-member committee comprising Tourism Minister Maharaj, home secretary, information secretary and DGP to examine the objections against the film. The film was banned in several states.
The chairman added that the priests were also protesting against the film as there "vulgar dance sequences" being shot around the shrine. "We are not the censor board". 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. "State shall ensure law and order is maintained".