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

Sara Ali Khan

Other districts of the state do not have a film theatre.

Kedarnath, which is Sara Ali Khan's debut, hit the screens on December 7.

Kedarnath stars Sara Ali Khan opposite actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who wasn't photographed at the screening.

The movie is a love story with a tragedy at the end of the floods that took away everything in Kedarnath temple. Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Ashok Kumar said the film has been banned in seven districts, reported PTI. It will not release in Haridwar, Dehradun and Udham Singh Nagar district. However, the state government decided not to declare an official ban on the film.

Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat chaired a meeting on Thursday evening after a committee headed by Maharaj submitted a report and decided not to officially ban the movie, reported Outlook.

Consequently, the state government set up a four-member committee comprising Tourism Minister Maharaj, home secretary, information secretary and DGP to examine the objections against the film.

The chairman added that the priests were also protesting against the film as there "vulgar dance sequences" being shot around the shrine. The Uttarakhand High Court refused to interfere in the matter, rejecting a PIL seeking a ban on the film. "We are not the censor board".

State Congress spokesperson Garima Mehra Dasauni said that while the Congress is in favour of promoting shooting in Uttarakhand, it is important to ensure that the said movie does not hurt religious sentiments.

The High Court on Thursday dismissed the plea of petitioner Darshan Bharti, who claimed the movie has hurt the sentiments of the Hindu community.The petitioner said the movie promoted "love jihad", reported IANS.

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