Sara Ali Khan says she was frustrated that she could not share her labor of love, her debut film “Kedarnath”, with the people of Uttarakhand the state wherever she started her journey as an actor.
During an interaction with the media here, Sara was asked however she reacted once the film did not get a unleash in Uttarakhand because of objections from some sections over the alleged promotion of ‘love jihad’ within the film.
Sara said: “Yes, I am disappointed. It is a weird kind of disappointment which hasn’t come from anything else other than the fact that the place Uttarakhand has given me a lot. Those 45 days (of shooting the film) in Kedarnath has given me a lot. The least I could have done for the people over there, giving them back ‘Kedarnath’, the film. But now, what to do.”
Set in the hill station of Uttarakhand, the story of the film revolves around a Hindu girl falling in love with a Muslim boy and also the social group opposition because of their completely different religions. It’s set against the scenery of a natural catastrophe.
The film got into contention for allegedly symptom Hindu sentiments and promoting ‘love-jihad’ from the start of its shooting.
Before the discharge of the film on December 07, the Uttarakhand government wrote to any or all district magistrates regarding the film and also the controversies surrounding it.
The decision followed a gathering chaired by Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat that reviewed a report submitted by a committee headed by Tourism Minister Satpal Maharaj.
The government asked the district administration to require a invoke their own and left it to their discretion whether or not or not the film ought to be free in their several jurisdictions. So, the film didn’t unleash within the state.
Directed by Abhishek Kapoor, the film conjointly options Sushant Singh Rajput.
Sara’s maiden performance won her a great deal of praise from critics, the audience and her parents — actors Amrita Singh and Saif Ali Khan — yet because of the Hindi film fraternity at large.
Sharing her mother’s reaction to the film, Sara said:”My mother cried at the end of the film. But I would say parents and family will love and support me by default.”