Sara Ali Khan breaks silence on Love Jihad allegations against ‘Kedarnath’ – Sara Ali Khan, daughter of Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh, is all set to make her Bollywood debut with ‘Kedarnath‘ this December.
While people seem to be quite impressed with her looks and her dialogue delivery, her debut film has managed to provoke the ire of a local organisation of priests as well as a senior BJP leader.
They have alleged that the film promotes love jihad (a term used to describe alleged campaigns under which Muslim men target women belonging to non-Muslim communities for conversion to Islam by feigning love). They feel that by making this film, director Abhishek Kapoor, has hurt the sentiments of Hindus.
In a recent interview with Mumbai Mirror, when asked to comment on the controversy, Sara said, “It’s really not that kind of a film, rather it’s about how Kedarnath is as much Mansoor’s world as it’s Mukku’s. I don’t understand this kind of divisiveness, but then I don’t understand racism or sexism, which is rampant across the world, either. At the same time, I believe that while my life’s experiences and education have shaped my thought process, the lack of it could have influenced others to think differently. And just as everyone doesn’t have to like every movie, we can coexist with different world views.”
Set against the 2013 flash floods in Kedarnath, the film revolves around the love story of Mansoor, a pitthoo (played by Sushant Singh Rajput) and Mukku (Sara). Produced by Ronnie Screwvala and Pragya Kapoor, Kedarnath is slated to release on 7 December.