Kedarnath controversy: Bombay HC gives clean chit to Sara Ali Khan, Sushant Singh Rajput starrer

First Published 6, Dec 2018, 4:09 PM IST
Bombay HC gives clean chit to Kedarnath
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Bombay High Court today (6 December) dismissed a PIL filed against Sushant Singh Rajput and Sara Ali Khan-starrer Kedarnath for allegedly hurting religious sentiments

Sara Ali Khan's debut flick, Kedarnath, courted controversy after a PIL had been filed against the film over allegedly hurting religious sentiments. 

As per news agency ANI, the PIL has now been dismissed, causing relief to the makers and actors. The film is slated to hit the screens on December 7.

The petition, filed by lawyers Ramesh Chandra Mishra and Prabhakar Tripathi sought reassessment of the film by Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) on the grounds that it hurts religious sentiments and promotes love-jihad. 

The petitioners in its complaint said, "The love story between a Hindu girl (played by Sara) and a Muslim boy (played by Sushant) will create a drastic situation and will promote love-jihad."

The plea also stated that shooting a love scene at Kedarnath, an important pilgrimage site for Hindus, hurts their religious sentiments.
Directed by Abhishek Kapoor, the movie shows an upper-class Hindu girl falling in love with a Muslim tour guide. 

(Inputs from PTI)

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