Last year, the protests against Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat rocked India. Of late, after another group filed a PIL seeking a ban on the film, taking objection to its content for affecting the sentiments of Hindus, the Gujarat High Court chose to take strict action, albeit against the organization.
Helmed by Abhishek Kapoor, the romantic drama is bankrollled by Ronnie Screwvala, Pragya Kapoor, Abhishek Kapoor and Abhishek Nayyar.
"The film is a love story between".
In November, The chairman of the Kedarnath priests, Vinod Shukla said in a statement, "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)". Incidentally, locals are also against the release. Till then, the petitioners have demanded a stay on the release of the film throughout the state. "Kedarnath" has been at the centre of political controversies since the teaser of the movie was released nearly two months back. While tweeting his discontent, he said that protests had begun in Rudraprayag and Kotdwar. Ajay said, "The movie appears to be an effort to promote love jihad".
Ajay objected to the film's poster that "shows the hero, a Muslim carrying the heroine, a Hindu", in a palanquin with the Kedarnath shrine in the background.
Kedarnath, directed by Abhishek Kapoor aka Gattu, features Sara Ali Khan as a Hindu girl visiting the religious shrine and Sushant Singh Rajput as a Muslim porter working there.