Overcoming all controversies the Sushant Singh Rajput and Sara Ali Khan starrer 'Kedarnath' marked a grand release on Friday, December 7. The movie made a box office collection of over Rs 7 crore on the opening day.
The film was surrounded by controversies as several political parties have objected against a kissing scene of the lead pair in the film, stating that it violates the beliefs of the Hindus and hurts their sentiments and promoting 'love jihad.' In fact, its screening in banned in Uttarakhand. However, unaffected by the naysayers, the film marked a grand release.
Film critic Taran Adarsh confirmed the news in a Twitter post. He further revealed that the film has taken a healthy start on Friday and also mentioned that the weekend is crucial for the film. In the post, he wrote, "#Kedarnath takes a healthy start... Biz picked up during the course of the day... Sat and Sun biz crucial... Fri ₹ 7.25 cr. India biz."
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The film set against the backdrop of a catastrophic deluge that hit Uttarakhand in 2013, narrates a heart-wrenching love story. In the film, Sushant Singh Rajput is playing the role of a Muslim 'Pithoo', a tourist escort named Mansoor, whereas Sara Ali Khan is portraying the role of a Hindu tourist Mukku. The story revolves around the intense love story of a Hindu girl and the Muslim boy as they struggle to deal with communal clashes while also trying to survive the devastating floods of Uttarakhand.
'Kedarnath' marks the debut of Saif Ali Khan's daughter Sara Ali Khan who won the hearts of the audience with her splendid performance. Sushant Singh Rajput, who is known for his versatility also aced the role. The romantic drama is written, directed and co-produced by Abhishek Kapoor. It is also backed by Ronnie Screwvala and Pragya Kapoor under the film production banners of RSVP and Guy in the Sky pictures.
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