After 'Padmaavat' and 'Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi', now another Bollywood venture has fallen prey to a controversy as the Congress party has pointed out 'objectionable aspects' in the teaser of the upcoming film 'Kedarnath'. The party has said that the film violates the beliefs of the followers of Hindu religion and has inappropriate scenes which should be removed immediately.
The film that stars Sushant Singh Rajput and Sara Ali Khan in the lead roles is set against the backdrop of a catastrophic deluge that hit the Himalayan shrine in 2013. It is all set to hit the theatres on December 7, 2018. Congress has raised objection against a kissing scene between the lead pair in the film and accused the makers of playing with their sentiments.
"Inviting Bollywood stars to shoot here is a great way of tourism, but also the government should put all the norms in front of them and tell them about the dos and don'ts. No one has the right to violate our beliefs. Chardham, especially Kedarnath, is the most important and people believe in it," Garima Dasauni, an AICC member, told ANI.
She reportedly said that a warning should be issued to the makers that they could not play with our beliefs and stated that they will "send a letter to the Prime Minister and the board to find a solution to the problem."
Previously, on Saturday, a senior BJP leader has also demanded a ban on the movie, alleging that it hurts the sentiments of Hindus and 'promotes love jihad.' As per media reports, Ajendra Ajay, who is part of the state BJP's media relations team, wrote to Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chairman Prasoon Joshi that despite being set against the backdrop of one of the worst human tragedies, the film directed by Abhishek Kapoor makes fun of Hindu sentiments. He has also questioned the kissing scene and criticised the poster that read- 'Love is a Pilgrimage' stating that it was an attack on the Hindu religion as Kedarnath is the holy epitome for the Hindus.
"By setting a romantic love story against the backdrop of a huge tragedy that occurred at Kedarnath, a centre of faith for crores of Hindus, the filmmakers have shown great disrespect to the followers of the religion," ANI quoted Ajendra Ajay as saying.
(With inputs from ANI)
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