Kedarnath: After BJP, Congress now objects to Sushant Singh Rajput, Sara Ali Khan's film

A still from the film 'Kedarnath' and the poster of the film. Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi Nov 13, 2018, 09.30 AM (IST)

Days after a senior BJP leader from Uttrakahand raised an objection to Abhishek Kapoor's next film 'Kedarnath' and accused the makers of promoting 'love jihad', the Congress party too has now stated that the film violates the beliefs of the people. 

"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 do`s and don`t`s. 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 a news agency.

While objecting a kissing scene between the lead pair in the movie, she said that a warning should be issued to the makers that they could not play with our beliefs."We will send a letter to the Prime Minister and the board to find a solution to the problem," she added.

Earlier, a senior BJP leader on Saturday demanded a ban on the movie, alleging that it hurts the sentiments of Hindus and promotes love jihad.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.

'Kedarnath', which marks the Bollywood debut of Sara, is set against the backdrop of a catastrophic deluge that hit the Himalayan shrine in 2013.

Meanwhile, in Mumbai, the cast and crew came together at an event to launch the film's trailer. Speaking at the event, the film's director said, "When people will watch the movie they will know that there is nothing controversial in it. We have made it with a lot of love and it is about love."`

In the film, Sushant plays the role of a Muslim `Pithu` named Mansoor, who carries luggage, old and ill people on his back, while Sara plays the role of a Hindu tourist pilgrimage, Mukku. 

Showcasing the power of love, the duo can be seen withstanding the wrath of nature as flash floods wreck havoc in Kedarnath.

The flick, which is slated to release on December 7, also stars Nitish Bharadwaj, Alka Amin, Sonali Sachdev, Pooja Gor, and Nishant Dahiya.