Sara Ali Khan—the promising star kid on the block, blessed with the genes of 90's actress Amrita Singh and the Nawab of Pataudi (the royal Saif Ali Khan)—is all set to set the silver screen on fire with Abhishek Kapoor's Kedarnath, opposite Sushant Singh Rajput.
And yes, she did look insanely gorgeous in the first look of the film, with much resemblance to her mother's younger avatar!
However, ever since the film's shoot has been in progress, there has always been some controversy revolving around the project. A while ago, there were reports of Sara Ali Khan throwing tantrums on set, and being extremely difficult to work with. But the producer of the movie, Arjun Kapoor denied the entire piece of information. In an interview with a leading daily, Arjun shared, "Sara is a beautiful mix of innocence and talent. She is an intelligent girl, well-read and educated, she knows how the industry functions but she is not afraid to work hard and ask questions, which is just what we needed for Kedarnath. She has totally won over the crew of the film. Sara picked the vibe at the rehearsals itself so her first day was smooth going, to say the least. Everyone on the sets stopped to watch her perform. For someone who is doing her first film, she was very comfortable in front of the camera and a big outdoor unit."
Now, the film seems to be in soup again, this time over major legal issues between the director Abhishek Kapoor, and the producers of the film, Prernaa Arora and Arjun N. Kapoor, of KriArj Entertainment.
As per a report in Deccan Chronicle, a source involved in the project revealed, "Gattu (Abhishek) was supposed to deliver the film Kedarnath to his producers in June 2018. Instead, he announced to his producers that he would like to take over the project. KriArj entrusted the making and line production of the film to Guy in the Sky Pictures, which is a company owned by Gattu."
Furthermore, there were budgetary issues as well, due to poor planning and execution besides endless delays in shoot. To add more to the producers' discomfort, there was a fallout over the high price demanded for music and digital rights, expected by Abhishek's company. According to the source, "KriArj has been constantly asking Guy in the Sky team to provide bills and statements of accounts, and despite several meetings and reminders, they've failed. Gattu cannot come forward and take over the project until he settles bills and clears the producers' dues. KriArj is the rightful owner of the film."
There is a difference of opinion even on the release date of the film, as the producers' didn't want to release it on the same day as Shah Rukh's much hyped film, Zero.
Infamous for his fall-outs with producers in the likes of Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar in the past, there is a high possibility of this film being shelved for good.
We really hope things sort soon, 'cos we can't wait to see Sara on screen, which seems a distant reality now! 😩
Source: Deccan Chronicle