Sushant Singh Rajput and Sara Ali Khan starrer Kedarnath is scheduled to release on December 7. However, the process has already hit the roadblock after witnessing a protest from the villagers and priests against the scenes in the movie. They claimed that the Abhishek Kapoor film contains 'vulgar dance scenes' and promotes 'Love Jihad'. For the uninitiated, Sushant plays a role of a Muslim pitthoo who falls in love with a Hindu girl played by Sara.
“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'(an alleged campaign under which Muslim men target the non-Muslim women for conversion to Islam)," said Vinod Shukla, the chairman of the priests based in Kedarnath.
Also, Ajendra Ajay, a state BJP leader stated, "The movie appears to be an effort to promote love jihad. Couldn’t the director find a single Hindu name or character for the main lead? Also, kissing and romantic scenes in a holy place worshipped by crores of people are a disrespect to the religion.”