Sara Ali Khan, whose debut film Kedarnath has not released in Uttarakhand, is “disheartened” by the move and says the idea behind the film is “not to divide but unite people”. The film, set against the backdrop of the natural tragedy in the temple town of Kedarnath, is a love story of a Hindu girl (Sara) and a Muslim porter (Sushant Singh Raput). Those seeking ban on the film have accused it of hurting Hindu sentiments and promoting “love jihad”.
“The dream was that I could pass on this story to some people. We shot the film in Uttarakhand, we stayed there for 40 days, I have best memories of my career there.
The young actor was unable to understand the reason for the film not releasing in Uttarakhand and said she has a different view on “caste and religion”.
“I have to respect that thought process as well. As an actor none of this in my hands. There is an element of regret that I can’t share it (the film) with people who have shared their lives with me,” she said.
The film, directed by Abhishek Kapoor, released on December 7. It made Rs. 7.25 crore on day one. Sara’s work in the film has been appreciated and the 23-year-old said she has read almost all the reviews and is happy that people have been kind to her.”You can’t distinguish me from Kedarnath.
Growing up with actor parents, Amrita Singh and Saif Ali Khan, Sara witnessed success and failure from close quarters, which helped her learn that both need to be taken with a pinch of salt.
|Initial release||o7 Dec 2018|
|Star Cast||Sara Ali Khan,Sushant Singh Raput|
||Abhishek Kapoor, Ronnie Screwvala|
|Music Directed by||Amit Trivedi, Sunidhi Chauhan|