‘Kedarnath’ screening banned across Uttarakhand, says state tourism minister


The district magistrates of Nainital and Udham Singh Nagar had on Thursday imposed a ban on the screening of the film.

The Hindi flick, with the 2013 flash floods in Kedarnath as the backdrop, was being opposed by the right-wing activists from the day its shooting began in the hill state and they alleged that it hurt Hindu sentiments and promoted the idea of "Love Jihad".

Uttarakhand and Bombay High Court had both refused to ban the film.

Mumbai/Dehradun: A ban has been imposed on the screening of the film Kedarnath in seven districts of Uttarakhand in view of protests by Hindu outfits, a senior official said Friday. "The movie is banned everywhere in state".

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La policía también exhortó a las tiendas en la acaudalada zona de los Campos Elíseos a cerrar el sábado como precaución. Los hospitales de París también reforzaron los servicios de emergencia .

As per early estimates, Sushant Singh Rajput and Sara Ali Khan starrer Kedarnath will collect Rs 3 - 5 Crores at the box office approximately.

"Don't see the movie if you don't like it", a division bench of Chief Justice Ramesh Ranganathan and Justice Ramesh Chand Khulbe told the petitioner, according to The Times of India.

The matter was then looked after during a meeting headed by Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat after a committee headed by Tourism Minister Satpal Maharaj submitted a report in this regard. We are not the censor board. The magistrates said the protesters might disrupt peace if the movie was screened in theatres. "State shall ensure law and order is maintained".

With the latest orders by the DMs, it would mean that the film will not release now in state capital Dehradun, Haridwar, Pauri, Tehri, Nainital, Almora and Udhamsinghnagar.