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Kedarnath Controversy: Will this be another PADMAAVAT situation?

Kedarnath Controversy: Will this be another PADMAAVAT situation?
They knew what they were getting into. Director Abhishek Kapoor and the producers of Kedarnath now face protests from Kedarnath for propounding love jihad. A romantic relationship between a Muslim man and a Hindu girl. The trouble doesnt seem to be unforeseen. I remember Shekhar Kapur once saying, Never make a film in India about love between a Hindu and a Muslim. Its bound to spark off trouble. To add to their woes the films director, in all his wisdom, has chosen to insert a kiss between the couple in a 30-second teaser trailer that was released last week. If that isnt being deliberately provocative, what is? Why put the kiss in the first trailer of Kedarnath when you know youre playing with fire (by depicting a Hindu-Muslim romance), says a veteran filmmaker closely affiliated to the ruling party. One feels the film is not averse to sparking off a Padmaavat kind of controversy. Every film-trade expert knows Padmaavat made an extra 100 crores because it was controversial. Kedarnath could just as well be another controversial film, provided the box office numbers match up with the protests. Also Read: Kedarnath: Priests at shrine demand ban on release of Sushant Singh Rajput Sara Ali Khan starrer


Courtesy: Subhash K. Jha