Bollywood superstar Saif Ali Khan's daughter Sara Ali Khan is all set to make her big debut on the silver screen with M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story actor Sushant Singh Rajput with the highly anticipated film Kedarnath. However, the film had landed into a controversy after a petition was filed filed by lawyers Ramesh Chandra Mishra and Prabhakar Tripathi, seeking a reassessment of the film before its release.
Bombay High Court on Thursday has dismissed the PIL filed by the lawyers against the release of Kedarnath, as per reports by news agency ANI.
As per media reports, PIL filed against Kedarnath had also asked the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to review the film on grounds that 'it hurts religious sentiments and promotes love-jihad'.
The plea had also stated that shooting a love scene at Kedarnath, an important pilgrimage site for Hindus, hurts their religious sentiments. The petitioners demanded that the release of the film should be kept on hold until CBFC clears it again.
'Kedarnath' has been surrounded by controversy ever since the trailer of the film released at the box office. The film has been certain love scenes at Kedarnath, which is an important pilgrimage site for Hindus, which had hurt the religious sentiments of the community.
The film's trailer, that released on November 12, shows the story of Mansoor, played by Sushant Singh Rajput, a humble porter who lives in the town of Kedarnath, as he carries Hindu pilgrims on his back and participates in all their festivities, even though he is sometimes not welcome. He later meets Hilka, played by Sara Ali Khan, a fiery, feisty girl who knows her worth. Mansoor is assigned to take her around the pilgrimage town and during their days spent together the two fall in love. However, Hilka's parents are completely against this union and keep the two apart. This is when catastrophe strikes on the small holy town. After torrential rains, a deluge engulfs the entire shrine town and it is in this catastrophe that the two are reunited as they fight for survival.
Directed by Abhishek Kapoor, 'Kedarnath' is all set to release on December 7.