MUMBAI: Sushant Singh Rajput and Sara Ali Khan-starrer "Kedarnath" has finally found a release date and the film is set to bow into theatres on December 7.
Set against the backdrop of the mountain tsunami that wrecked the temple town in June 2013 leaving more than a hundred thousand dead, the movie has been directed by Abhishek Kapoor. The teaser of the film was launched Tuesday.
"Kedarnath" is the love story of Mansoor, played by Sushant, and Mukku essayed by debutante Sara. Mansoor is a reserved porter who lives with his widowed mother in a hamlet called Rambara and helps pilgrims make an arduous journey upwards to the temple town. His life changes when he meets the rebellious Mukku.
Abhishek says making the film has been a "personal pilgrimage".
"As a filmmaker, I have always been drawn to challenges beyond entertainment. Pushing boundaries takes you beyond the clutter; that's my comfort zone or as I'd like to term it - 'my sweet spot'," the director said in a statement.
The movie has been produced Ronnie Screwvala's RSVP and Pragya Kapoor's Guy in the Sky Pictures.
Ronnie says the film is a breath of fresh air at a time in Indian cinema where there appears to be a dearth of original and relatable love stories.
"A titanic love story set against one of the biggest natural disasters in India. Abhishek Kapoor has created magic along with the lead pair of Sushant and Sara whom he introduces. I can't wait to bring this epic tale to audiences," he added.
Pragya says shooting the film on undeveloped terrain was as thrilling as it was draining.
"This has made the journey to completion a well-earned reward," she said.
Year 2018 will also see Sara in Rohit Shetty's "Simmba", opposite Ranveer Singh.