Intensely passionate vibes between the two protagonists. Debutante Sara Ali Khan has apparently given her ‘veteran’ costar Sushant Singh Rajput a run for his money.Besides three words in their names, Sushant and Sara share another important trait. They are very competitive.
The love story unfolds in the midst of a pilgrimage. No Hindi film has equated spiritual and romantic love before this.Love is perceived as religion in Kedarnath.
Sara Ali Khan will be a star after the release of Kedarnath. She was intensely involved in the process of creating the character of a Hindu girl on a teerth yatra who falls for the Muslim chap who ferries her across the mountain.The peak is reached in unexpected ways.
Sushant loves to get into the method-actor mode. He actually learnt to carry pilgrims as a pithoo .After the back-breaking task his back was ready to give up. His determination was not affected, though.
This is not the first time Sushant plays a Muslim in love with a Hindu girl. In his rather memorable guest appearance in Raj Kumar Hirani’s PK he played a Pakistani who falls in love with an Indian girl.
Director Abhishek Kapoor has worked a certain magic with Sushant in Kai Po Che, the film with which Sushantmade his successful transition from television to cinema. Thereafter they fell out.Kapoor did the ambitious Fitoor with Aditya Roy Kapoor. Now when the director is back with Sushant there is magic in the air once again.
No other recent mainstream Hindi film has been shot in Kedarnath. Ironically the priests of Kedarnath are up in arms against the film when in fact Abhishek Kapoor has paid the most handsome homage to the spirit of the teerthdham.
Unconfirmed rumours insist Sushant remained a celibate during the making of Kedarnath to evoke a feeling of religious purity within himself. If true, then all we can say is it may be time for the celibate to celebrate this Friday.