On Thursday, the Bombay High Court has dismissed a plea, which opposed the release of “Kedarnath” on grounds that the movie hurts the religious sentiments of people as well as “lowered the dignity” of the eponymous deity.
The film Kedarnath has starred Sushant Singh Rajput and debut Sara Ali Khan is scheduled to release on Friday.
The petition against the release of the film was filed by two local lawyers, Rameshchandra Mishra and Prabhakar Tripathi, claimed that the film is developed in the background of the 2013 Uttarakhand floods, diluted the gravity of the calamity and hurts their religious sentiments.
The petitioner said that “The storyline is imaginary and the movie is an untrustworthy story of love between a Hindu Brahmin girl and a Muslim boy, connected to Uttarakhand floods that killed several pilgrims.”
However, the plea was opposed by the CBFC (Central Board of Film Certification) and also by the producer of the film.
The legal representative of the filmmaker said that “The film is a love story between. It has no intention of hurting anyone.”
“Besides, our religious sentiments are not so frail that they will be affected by just a film that shows a temple in its background. Every right of freedom of expression must be given to us,” he added.
Later in the evening, a detailed court order supported Kedarnath’s release is likely to be made public.