The Gujarat High Court on Wednesday dismissed a PIL seeking a ban on the release of film ‘Kedarnath’ by calling the act as a "publicity stunt" by the petitioner.
The PIL stated that the film hurt the "religious sentiments" of Hindus. It was filed by Prakash Rajput, president of International Hindu Sena, who claimed in his plea that the movie hurt the sentiments of Hindus as it featured a Muslim boy falling in love with a Hindu girl. See BTS photos from 'Kedarnath' set.
It alleged that the film also featured kissing scenes at Kedarnath, a holy site, which would hurt the sentiments of people following Hindu religion. Watch trailer here.
A division bench of acting Chief Justice A S Dave and Justice Biren Vaishnav dismissed the PIL and also imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on him.
Directed by Abhishek Kapoor, the film stars Sushant Singh Rajput and Sara Ali Khan as a couple in love. This film marks the debut of Saif Ali Khan’s daughter, Sara. The film is slated to release on December 7.