News By/Courtesy: Silvy Sheetal | 16 Dec 2018 18:49pm IST

Sara Ali Khan and Sushant Rajput starrer "Kedarnath' will not be released Uttarakhand. The state government had not officially banned its release but had written to District Magistrates, asking them to take a call on the film. The movie, set against the backdrop of the flash floods in Kedarnath, was opposed by right-wing activists who alleged that it hurt Hindu sentiments and promoted "Love Jihad". The latest orders by the District Magistrates would mean that the film will not release in state capital Dehradun, Haridwar, Pauri, Tehri, Nainital, Almora and Udhamsinghnagar. Other districts of the state do not have movie theaters. 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)." Earlier, Ajendra Ajay, a state BJP leader demanded that the film should be banned. While tweeting his discontent, he said that protests had begun in Rudraprayag and Kotdwar. 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.

Editor: Priyanshu Gupta | 16 Dec 2018 18:53pm IST


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