According to reports, Abhishek Kapoor’s directorial Kedarnath featuring Sushant Singh Rajput and debutante Saif Ali Khan’s daughter Sara Ali Khan was earlier scheduled to release in June 2018, however, buzz is that it has been pushed for January 26, 2019. As per the news reports, the film’s release has been postponed due to important scene in the film that calls for building the set of Kedarnath in Mumbai.
Producer Prerna Arora of KriArj Entertainment disclosed the details in an interview with a leading Indian daily about the reason behind the postponement of the film.
“KriArj first has Padman with Akshay sir (Kumar). It has got advanced from April to January. It will be followed by Pari and Parmanu. Then Kedarnath, which I had to release by June. Being a very big film, there will be a lot of VFX, computer graphics and set building. When we wrapped up its shooting from Kedarnath (in Uttarakhand) and came to Mumbai, it was raining here. So, we could not build the set here because it’s huge. Now, we will be shooting in Mumbai from later this month or December. We will finish all the outdoor shoots and then we will build the whole set of Kedarnath somewhere in outskirts of Mumbai. Then there’s no hurry. We can start by April and by May-June we will be wrapping up the set schedule,” said Prerna.
Stating further she mentioned that the makers of the film want to widely release the film.
“I have four films releasing next year, including Vishal sir’s (Bhardwaj’s co-production starring Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan). So, I don’t want to release Kedarnath amid all of this. It’s a big film for me. So, I am looking at maybe January 26, 2019. The film needs to come at the right date. This is a business and a strategic call by KriArj to release out next big film widely. I am working on it (locking the January 26 date),” she said.
Divulging about the theme of the film, Prerna revealed that the film revolves around brotherhood. She said, “Brotherhood is its USP. The film talks about unity. So, January 26 (India’s republic day) gives me that requirement and privilege to bring out a subject that talks about the country’s unity, about Hindu-Muslim brotherhood. So, that’s why I am thinking of this date. Mostly, I will go with this.”