Uttarakhand government bans Sara Ali Khan, Sushant Singh Rajput-starrer Kedarnath for allegedly hurting religious sentiments
The Uttarakhand government has reportedly banned the Sara Ali Khan and Sushant Singh Rajput-starrer film, Kedarnath from being screened anywhere in the state.
Reportedly, the government has stated that the film has been banned to maintain law and order in the state.
While addressing the media, tourism minister Satpal Maharaj said that while art should find expression without any barriers, the state government needs to ensure that this art is not disrupting the law and order situation in the state. Satpal further added that Kedarnath, which is one of the "highest pilgrimage for Hindus" will be protected no matter what.
"They claim they want to just show the destruction that happened, they don't tell us about their hidden agenda. Our Prime Minister Narendra Modi prays to Kedarnath. We will not allow anyone to hurt these sentiments," he reportedly said.
The minister further added that the filmmakers will have to pay fine if the images or visuals shown in the film about Kedarnath are distorted or falsified.
Set against the backdrop of 2013 Uttarakhand floods, the film directed by Abhishek Kapoor shows an upper-class Hindu girl falling in love with a Muslim tour guide.