‘Kedarnath’ Trailer Launch: Team Responds to ‘Love Jihad’ Charges 

Sara Ali Khan is making her Bollywood debut with the film. 

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A poster from <i>Kedarnath</i>.

Set against the backdrop of the Uttarakhand floods of 2013, Kedarnath is a Hindu- Muslim love story between Mansoor played by Sushant Singh Rajput and Mukku played by Sara Ali Khan. The trailer launch for the film took place on 12 November at JW Marriot Hotel in Mumbi with the main cast, director Abhishek Kapoor and producers, Ronnie Screwvala and Pragya Kapoor.

During the event, Abhishek Kapoor spoke about why he made this film. He said:

There was a big devastation in Uttarakhand that affected many people and I read about it and went there, met the people there and I realised I found India. I found stories of Indians that all of India needed to hear. And I thank god for letting me be the one who tells this story. While I was researching about the victims of the floods and their loved ones, and the struggle they went through, I thought it was important that we, as outsiders see that too. If I can get people to see and understand the pain and struggle undergone by these individuals, I will feel like I contributed to society by showcasing these stories on film.
Abhishek Kapoor, Director

When asked about the BJP trying to ban the film on the grounds of “love jihad”, producer Ronnie Screwvalla said:

Till date, nobody has approached us. All these controversies always start before the movie, I don’t see how people form opinions out of a second 60-second trailer. We will be happy to get feedback once the movie releases.
Ronnie Screwvalla, Producer

Sara Ali Khan, who’s making her debut with the film, also spoke about her experiences of shooting for the film.

I don’t know how I have done in this film. But I don’t know how I would do anything without Sushant. There were days I was nervous and scared. He was always there.
Sara Ali Khan, Actor

She further said that she didn't need any acting advice from her star parents because she always had the support of director Abhishek Kapoor.

Sara Ali Khan admitted she is in awe of Kareena Kapoor’s professionalism “I think Kareena is extremely professional. The way she does her work, it’s amazing. So I would want to imbibe her professionalism,” Sara told the press. 

Kedarnath is slated to release on the 7th of December.

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