Bombay HC dismissed a PIL filed against 'Kedarnath'

6th December 2018

Abhishek Kapoor's directorial 'Kedarnath' which is finally slated to release on Dec. 7 despite several roadblocks gets a narrow escape from yet another hurdle. Featuring Sushant Singh Rajput and Sara Ali Khan in the lead, the film has minted a bit of controversy right away when its teaser was officially out by the makers.

Recently a man filed a Public Litigation Interest (PIL) raising objections in context of the film. The man in question, who filed the PIL is Prakash Rajput, the president of the HIS. He claimed that the movie hurts religious sentiments of the Hindus as the movie depicts a Muslim boy at Kedarnath, that's a Hindu pilgrim centre. The PIL also stated that the movie has a liplock and isn't appropriate for family audiences. 

Now, he had to face a volley of questions from the bench headed by Chief Justice, AS Dave. Eventually, the Bombay High Court dismissed the PIL as a publicity stunt, reveals media report. "Do you know how many Vedas and Shashtras are there in the Hindu religion? What is your organisation? International Hindu Sena?" Such questions were asked by Justice Dave to the petitioner who called for a ban on the movie. On Wednesday, the bench said, "The petition is a publicity stunt and I am imposing a cost while rejecting it."

Court called it a 'publicity stunt' and imposed a sum of 5000 on the petitioner, dismissing it. However, the film has already got cleared by the Censors with just 2 cuts.