There is no end to the troubles plaguing Sushant Singh Rajput and Sara Ali Khan’s film Kedarnath. Yesterday, producer Prernaa Arora of KriArj Entertainment issued a statement that they are seeking legal recourse against co-producer and director Abhishek Kapoor for allegedly defaulting on his commitments. “We do not want to make any further comments, the court proceedings will put all speculation to rest,” the statement added.
A source close to the production house said, “Deciding a film’s release date should be the producer’s call since they are the one’s investing huge sums into the project. However, Abhishek interfered in that as well and went on to announce a release date on Twitter without consulting KriArj Entertainment who were against releasing the film on the same date as Zero. There were also rumors of Abhishek Kapoor not allowing KriArj to sign Sara Ali Khan for another film they were in talks for and pressurized the studio to drop the film. It came to a point where the makers refused to put up with Kapoor’s arm twisting. For now, Kedarnath is on hold until everything is clear on papers”.
The source further revealed, “KriArj Entertainment and T-Series decided to come onboard since they believed in the film and in Abhishek Kapoor’s vision. However, as Kedarnath unfolded several issues pertaining the dates of the talent, prep time and delays in the film’s delivery began cropping up. Abhishek replaced several of the crew members and technicians at the very last minute. Despite investing a huge sum of funding into the project , Kedarnath was going way overbudget owing to Gattu’s constant unreasonable demands. He not only delayed the shoot of the film by six months but also majorly interfered in the firm’s financial planning and overall business workings. Abhishek also demanded that a higher price be quoted for the music rights and this despite T-Series being music moguls and being the best in the music industry.”