Sushant Singh Rajput and Sara Ali Khan's upcoming film Kedarnath has been in quite a few controversies ever since it went on floors. The latest to hit the film is a threat from the teerth purohits (priests) of the shrine town of Kedarnath in Uttarakhand’s Chardham. The priests say that a ban should be imposed on the movie as it hurts religious sentiments.

Vinod Shukla, chairman, Kedar Sabha, an organisaiton of the priests based in Kedarnath says, while speaking to Hindustan Times, “We will launch an agitation if the movie is not banned as we have been told that it hurts the Hindu religious sentiments by promoting ‘love jihad'."

He goes on to add that the priests had also protested against some "vulgar dance sequences" when they were being filmed in locations around Kedarnath. 

The report in HT also says  that on Thursday, a group of people had organised a protest against the film at their district headquarters town of Rudraprayag. “A similar demonstration was also held at Kotdwar,” says Ajendra Ajay, a state BJP leader tells HT.

Ajendra Ajay does not approve of the bold scenes between the lead pair in the background of the 2013 floods, which had devastated the state and killed thousands of people. He has also raised objections to the poster of the film where Sushant's character, a Muslim guy, is carrying Sara on his back in a palanquin.

Ajay says while speaking to HT, “That is factually incorrect because you will see no Muslim ferrying pilgrims on the trekking route to the Kedaranth shrine.” He adds that the tagline ‘Love is Pilgrimage’ is equally offensive. Ajay has also urged the chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), Prasoon Joshi, to ban on the film.

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