Kedarnath not shelved, says producer
Kedarnath was supposed to launch actor Saif Ali Khan's daughter Sara Ali Khan
Abhishek Kapoor's directorial Kedarnath, which is caught in a legal battle, has not been shelved, says Arjun N Kapoor of the production house KriArj Entertainment.
Kedarnath was supposed to launch actor Saif Ali Khan's daughter Sara Ali Khan. Asked if the producers kept the career of the young actor in mind while moving the Bombay High Court to enforce their rights on the film, Arjun says, "Firstly, the film is not shelved. It 'is' and not 'was'. It is very much on. Sara's career is surely important for KriArj. Not only hers, but everyone involved in the film. Having said that, there was a valid reason for us to move the court and we are confident that things will be sorted out soon."
The film was being jointly made by KriArj Entertainment, T-Series, Balaji Motion Pictures and director Abhishek Kapoor's Guy In The Sky Pictures (GITS).
While KriArj Entertainment's representatives blamed the director's unprofessional behaviour and mismanagement as the reason for the delay, his representatives allege there was "lack of transparency in KriArj Entertainment's financial dealings."
KriArj Entertainment's co-founder Prernaa Arora assures everything will be "taken care of."
"We are seeking justice from the high court and, at the same time, there could be moves to come together and make the film. Anything can happen. Kedarnath is our film. We tried to figure out the right way to do things. We do not want to speak about anybody individually. We are waiting for the court procedure," she adds.
Has lead actor Sushant Singh Rajput been replaced? "No, Sushant is the hero of the film," says Arora.
KriArj Entertainment's lawyer Lavin C Hirani said in a statement on Saturday: "We will be moving the Bombay High Court for enforcing our rights on the film by early next week and we hope to secure the necessary reliefs from the honourable court."