PILs seeking a ban on films have become a regular occurrence.
Mumbai: The Sara Ali Khan-Sushant Rajput starrer Bollywood film "Kedarnath" will not be released in the hill state of Uttarakhand, an official said on Friday.
Keeping in view the objections, the state government had formed a committee headed by Tourism Minister Satpal Maharaj and comprising Home Secretary Nitesh Kumar Jha, Director General of Police Anit Ratoori and Tourism Secretary Dilip Jawalkar.
Directed by Abhishek Kapoor of Kai Po Che fame, Kedarnath is a love story of a Hindu tourist played by Sara and a Muslim porter (pithoo) played by Sushant, who takes her on the 14 kilometre-long pilgrimage from Gauri Kund to the shrine of Lord Shiva. Whether releated to brawl in the making team to the Uttarkhand government banning its release in the state, over and out from this Kedarnath gets its path and is at the ticket counters finally. "The movie is banned everywhere in state".
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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. We are not the censor board. The committee members watched the movie and met Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Thursday evening, a day before its release.
The ban has been imposed by the district magistrates of Uttarakhand in order to protect the law and order of the state.
The districts where the film has been banned include Dehradun, Haridwar, Nainital, Udham Singh Nagar, Pauri, Tehri and Almora, the ADG said.
Also, kissing and romantic scenes in a holy place worshipped by crores of people is a sign of disrespect to the religion."There has been strong protest against the film, and it has been banned in Uttarakhand".