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How can anybody have problems before watching a film: Ronnie Screwvala on BJP seeking ban on Kedarnath

A senior BJP leader recently alleged that Kedarnath hurts the sentiments of Hindus and is trying to promote love jihad.

Written by Komal RJ Panchal | Mumbai | Published: November 12, 2018 8:17:34 pm
Ronnie Screwvala Kedarnath trailer launch Kedarnath is produced by Ronnie Screwvala’s RSVP and Pragya Kapoor’s Guy In the Sky Pictures. (File pic)

Reacting to reports of BJP seeking ban on upcoming film Kedarnath, the film’s producer Ronnie Screwvala said, “Nobody has approached us. I don’t think there is any problem. All the problems start before people watch the film.” He was speaking at the trailer launch of Kedarnath held in Mumbai today.

Screwvala added, “How can anybody have these problems before watching the film. I would request people to tell us what problems they have after they watch the film.”

Sushant Singh Rajput and Sara Ali Khan starrer Kedarnath is a love story set in the backdrop of the flash floods that wreaked havoc on the Kedarnath valley in June 2013. It showcases romance and love between a Muslim porter and a Hindu pilgrim.

Objecting to the plot of Kedarnath, a senior BJP leader recently alleged that the film hurts the sentiments of Hindus and is trying to promote love jihad.

“By setting a romantic love story against the backdrop of a huge tragedy that occurred at Kedarnath, a centre of faith for crores of Hindus, the filmmakers have shown great disrespect to the followers of the religion,” Ajendra Ajay, who is part of the BJP’s media relations team, told PTI.

Besides warning of large-scale protests in the state if Kedarnath was released, Ajay urged the CBFC chairman to impose a ban on the movie.

Abhishek Kapoor directorial Kedarnath is scheduled for release on December 7 this year.

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