The Gujarat High Court Wednesday dismissed a PIL seeking a ban on the release of Bollywood film Kedarnath and said it was merely a "publicity stunt" by the petitioner. The film, which stars Sushant Singh Rajput and Sara Ali Khan, is set to release on December 7. A division bench of Acting Chief Justice A S Dave and Justice Biren Vaishnav dismissed the PIL that sought a ban on the release of the movie saying that it hurt the "religious sentiments" of Hindus.
Prakash Rajput, president of International Hindu Sena, had filed the plea claiming that the movie hurt the sentiments of Hindus as it featured a Muslim boy falling in love with a Hindu girl.
In the petition, he alleged the movie also featured kissing scenes at Kedarnath, a revered site, which also hurt the sentiments of Hindus.
Coming down heavily on the petitioner, the court said the PIL was nothing but a "publicity stunt". It also imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on him.
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Directed by Abhishek Kapoor, the movie shows a wealthy Hindu girl falling in love with a Muslim guide during a tour of Kedarnath in Uttarakhand. The makers organised a special screening of Kedarnath on Wednesday, which was attended by many Bollywood celebrities including lead actress Sara Ali Khan. The film marks the debut of the actress.
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Sara Ali Khan is the daughter of Saif Ali Khan from his first wife Amrita Singh. The actress will also be seen in Ranveer Singh starrer Simmba. Talking about Sushant Singh Rajput, he is simultaneously filming for Kizie Aur Manny with newcomer Sanjana Sanghi. It is the official Hindi remake of hit film The Fault In Our Stars.