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.
Talking more about the film, the actor said: "Working on this film has been very challenging because we have worked in extreme conditions, shot in freezing cold in Kedarnath and then shot in bombay in extreme heat... but it was worth it".
Sara's mother Amrita Singh has seen the film but Saif didn't respond even after director Abhisek Kapoor invited him to a screening. According to the reports, Uttrakhand tourism minister Satpal Maharaj said that the state government is committed and open to promoting the tourism of Kedarnath as granting permission to shoot the film but it also demands to honour the sentiments and feelings of the people who worship in Kedarnath Temple. He said the shrine holds great importance for crores of Hindus and added that it is unfortunate that some scenes in the movie "were found to be objectionable". In the meeting, it was decided that the state government would not ban the movie and instead leave the decision to district administrations. "The movie is banned everywhere in state". The court told Bharti to raise its objections with Maharaj's committee. District magistrates were informed about this by late evening and they promptly passed orders banning the film, citing threat of disruption of peace.
After the release of Kedarnath, the movie has got itself in a lot of trouble as the film is about a love story of a Hindu girl and a Muslim boy. "He claimed that the state government will make a stringent law to ensure such an act is not repeated in future".