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'Kedarnath' not to release in Uttarakhand

IANS  |  Dehradun 

The Sara Ali Khan-Sushant Rajput starrer film "Kedarnath' will not be released in the hill state of Uttarakhand, an said on Friday.

While there has be no ban on the film by the state government, it has written to all district magistrates (DMs) about the film and the controversies surrounding it. It has asked the DMs to take a call on their own and has left it to their discretion whether or not the film should be released in their respective jurisdictions.

Following this, all the DM's have banned the film's release in their districts. A decision to this effect was taken after a high-level meeting chaired by reviewed the report submitted by a committee headed by

The Hindi flick, with the 2013 floods in as the backdrop, was being opposed by the right-wing activists from the day its shooting began in the hill state and they alleged that it hurt Hindu sentiments and promoted the idea of "Love Jehad".

With the latest orders by the DMs, it would mean that the film will not release now in state capital Dehradun, Haridwar, Pauri, Tehri, Nainital, Almora and Udhamsinghnagar. Other districts of the state do not have a film theater.

The film was shot extensively in Triyuginarayan, Gaurikund, Soneprayag, Rambada, and Chopta, and it had to face protests even then.

The High Court on Thursday refused to ban the film and asked the petitioners to approach the with their complaints.

--IANS

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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 17:10 IST
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