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'Pointless and senseless', says Abhishek Kapoor on Kedarnath controversy

Producer Prerna Arora is against releasing Kedarnath with Shah Rukh Khan- starrer untitled movie.

Edited by: India TV Entertainment Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: December 25, 2017 7:56 IST ]
Abhishek Kapoor opens up on Kedarnath controversy
Abhishek Kapoor opens up on Kedarnath controversy

Director Abhishek Kapoor has refuted reports of rift between him and producer Prerna Arora over Kedarnath release date. He said that the date of his upcoming film was decided months ago, and that its producers were "very much on the same page" as him.

It is said that Arora is against releasing Kedarnath, the film featuring Sushant Singh Rajput and actor Saif Ali Khan's daughter Sara Khan, on December 21, 2018, the date on which the new Shah Rukh Khan-starrer, directed by Aanand L. Rai, is scheduled for release. However, reports say, Kapoor is insistent.

Kapoor said: "This is so pointless, and senseless. We announced the release date of Kedarnath long ago. We didn't jump into it just because I wanted to compete with Mr Shah Rukh Khan's film. Our release date, December 21, was decided months ago. And my producers are very much on the same page as me." But it's reported that Arora is dead-set against releasing Kedarnath on the same day as Shah Rukh's untitled film.

Kapoor said: "There is absolutely no friction with my producers on this issue. I see no problem in releasing 'Kedarnath' on the same Friday as the Aanand L. Rai film with Shah Rukh. Two big films being released on the same Friday is not uncommon anymore. There are only 52 Fridays to choose from."

"There are bound to be clashes…and why call them a clash? Why not see the co-existence of two films on the same Friday as a chance for the audience to see two good films? I am pretty sure 'Kedarnath' and the other film will find their audience," he added.

He also showered heaps of praises on his lead pair- Sushant Singh Rajput and Sara Ali Khan. He said Sushant has evolved beautifully since Kai Po Che and claimed that Sara will take the nation by storm.

(With IANS inputs)

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