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Saif Nervous to Watch Sara in Kedarnath, Despite Kareena’s Request

Saif Nervous to Watch Sara in Kedarnath, Despite Kareena’s Request

The committee has been asked to go through all aspects and submit a detailed report to the state government, after which a final decision on the film's release in Uttarakhand would be taken, an official told IANS.

Swami Darshan Bharti of Garhwal had demanded that the film should be banned. The movie stars Sushant Singh Rajput, Sara Ali Khan, Nitish Bharadwaj, Alka Amin, Sonali Sachdev and Pooja Gor.

A similar PIL drew flak from the Gujarat high court on Wednesday.

The division bench, comprising Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganathan and Justice Ramesh Chand Khulbe, also advised the petitioner to approach a high-powered committee formed by the state government under the chairmanship of tourism minister Satpal Maharaj. "The movie is banned everywhere in state".

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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".

A ban has been imposed on the screening of the film in seven districts of Uttarakhand, namely Dehradun, Haridwar, Nainital, Udham Singh Nagar, Pauri, Tehri and Almora. "State shall ensure law and order is maintained". Also, she contended that the movie's name should be changed from Kedarnath to something else as it's not a religious film but a romantic one. He pointed out that theirs is a single-screen theatre and the last-minute ban meant the establishment did not earn a single penny on Friday.

According to Hindustan Times, the Uttarakhand High Court refused to interfere in the matter, rejecting a PIL seeking a ban on the film. He asserted it was nothing but "love jihad" and a country-wide conspiracy.