Abhishek Kapoor Finally Speaks Up On The Kedarnath Controversy


There has been a  lot of adverse  reports about the alleged  fall-out between director Abhishek Kapoor and his producer Prernaa Arora.

Apparently Prernaa is against releasing Kedarnath, the film featuring Sushant Singh Rajput and Saif’s daughter Sara Khan, on  December 21 the date on which the new Shah Rukh Khan starrer directed by Aanand  Rai is scheduled for release.

However , reports say, Abhishek is inisistent.

Abhishek took time off from his shooting  at Film City  in Mumbai to have his say.

Sighing he says, “This is so pointless, and  senseless. We announced the release date of Kedarnath  long ago.We didn’t jump  into it just because I wanted to compete with Mr Shah Rukh Khan’s film. Our release date December 21 was decided months ago. And my producers are very much on the same  page as me.”

But it’s reported  that producer Prernaa Arora is dead-set against releasing Kedarnath on the same day as Shah Rukh’s untitled film with Aanand Rai.

Abhishek says, “Who is  saying this?It’s not true at all.There is absolutely no friction with my producers  on this issue.”

However Prernaa Arora confirms that Abhishek Kapoor and she are indeed not on the same page as far as the release  of Kedarnath  on December 21 is  concerned.

 Continues Abhishek, “I see no problem in releasing Kedarnath  on the same  Friday as the Anand Rai film with Shah Rukh. Two big films being released on  the same Friday is not uncommon anymore.  There are  only 52 Fridays  to choose from. There are  bound to be clashes…and why call them  a clash? Why not see the co-existence of two films on the same Friday as a chance for the audience to see two good films? I am pretty sure Kedarnath and  the  other film will find  their audience.”

 Such insistence  on his  viewpoint is getting Abhishek Kapoor the reputation  of an arrogant and difficult filmmaker.

“Who calls me arrogant and  difficult?” challenges Abhishek. “I don’t think I am any of that. I am just a very dedicated filmmaker doing his  job. Some people may feel I’ve temporarily lost the right to be assertive over what I think to be right, because my last film Fitoordidn’t work. But I am very proud of Fitoor. I made  the  film that I wanted  to. It didn’t work because it didn’t connect with the audience.I will continue to shoot as I think right.We are halfway through the film.We should be done by June 2018 and  then we’ll ready the film for release in December 2018.”

Abhishek is all praise for his lead pair  in Kedarnath. “Sushant Singh Raput whom I  directed in Kai Po Che has evolved  beautifully. As  for Sara Khan, she is glorious.She will take  the nation by storm.  Let the film release.All the complaints  will stop.”

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