Speculations had been rife about the debut film of Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh’s stunning daughter, Sara Ali Khan, until it was confirmed that she would be launched in Kedarnath. Kai Po Che and Fitoor Director Abhishek Kapoor will be directing this film that has Sushant Singh Rajput as the male lead.
Abhishek Kapoor was quoted saying, “Kedarnath is a love story that unfolds during the course of a pilgrimage. It’s important for me to look within and soak in the vast beauty of our country, culture and stories. India is a treasure trove of spiritual experiences that I want to present to the audience. This is a story that the world would love to watch.” Sara Ali Khan who will debut in Bollywood with this film also went to Uttarakhand with the Director for recce. Abhishek added, “We are a filmmaking company and will strive to tell stories with those who fit our vision the best. Casting newcomers is not a deliberate move but a natural process. Sara is a beautiful bundle of energy.The new talent we bring in today will be the future of the industry.”
The film is expected to go on floors shortly and the lead pair have begun readings. The pre-production has begun and it was also reported that Sara Ali Khan had attended workshops to train for her character. The film is expected to be released in June 2018.
The film will be produced by Ekta Kapoor and KriArj Entertainment. Ekta said, “When we heard the story, we knew this was it. It’s Sara’s debut opposite Sushant. That makes it a fresh pair and adds an edge to the project. Kedarnath is an emotional and riveting tale that blends India’s beauty with a love story from the heartland.”