The first reactions to director Abhishek Kapoor’s Kedarnath, starring Sushant Singh Rajput and debutante Sara Ali Khan, have arrived online after a special screening that was organised on December 5. The screening was attended by celebrities such as Janhvi Kapoor, Kartik Aaryan, Ishaan Khatter and Preity Zinta, and some of them have taken to social media to voice their opinions about the film, set against the backdrop of the 2013 Uttarakhand floods.
Actor Arjun Rampal took to Twitter called the film ‘beautiful’ and praised Sara’s performance. He wrote, “Just saw #Kedarnath @Abhishekapoor beautiful. All performances top notch. #SaraAliKhan is so amazing in the climax. @itsSSR is always good all the best guys.”
Sussanne Khan declared that a ‘gorgeous super talent has arrived’. Taking to Instagram, she wrote that the film touched her heart.
Meanwhile, Preity Zinta and Ananya Pandey took to Instagram to wish the team the best of luck ahead of the film’s release, scheduled for Friday, December 7. Kedarnath is a love story about a Muslim man and a Hindu woman, set against the backdrop of a natural disaster.
The film has been a victim of numerous setbacks. Production company KriArj Entertainment was involved in a legal spat with Kapoor, who in turn filed a lawsuit against Sara. More recently a PIL was filed against the film, alleging that it hurts Hindu sentiments. The plea was dismissed by the court on Thursday.