Kedarnath: Bombay High Court dismisses PIL seeking ban on film
Bombay High Court on Thursday dismissed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking a ban on film Kedarnath starring Sushant Singh Rajput and Sara Ali Khan for allegedly hurting religious sentiments. The movie Kedarnath is scheduled to release on December 7.
It is to be noted that Uttarakhand High Court has also refused to stay the release of the film on the same day.
— ANI (@ANI) December 6, 2018
Swami Darshan Bharti of Garhwal had demanded that the film should be banned across the country. The High Court said that Bharti should go to the District Magistrate of Rudraprayag with his complaint.
The petitioner said that it hurts the sentiment of the people who were affected by the 2013 devastating floods that ravaged Kedarnath and promoting Love Jihad.
The Bombay High Court’s order comes a day after the Gujarat High Court rejected a plea filed against the film and its makers for allegedly hurting Hindu sentiments, as it featured a Muslim boy falling in love with a Hindu girl.
The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) had responded to the plea filed in the Bombay High Court, calling it a “politically motivated” move, according to News18.
Kedarnath is being directed by Abhishek Kapoor, the movie shows an upper-class Hindu girl falling in love with a Muslim porter. It is being produced by Pragya Kapoor’s Guy in the Sky Pictures and Ronnie Screwvala’s RSVP Movies.