Was ‘Kedarnath’ release date pushed back to this year for Sushant Singh Rajput?

Mumbai: Abhishek Kapoor’s Kedarnath, featuring Sara Ali Khan and Sushant Singh Rajput, was pushed to next year, but the director was not getting the right release date for next year either. When Ajay Devgn’s Total Dhamaal was pushed ahead to next year he zeroed in on December 7 as release date.

There are apparently other reasons too for choosing this date — a source says, “The film has been pushed back for Sushant as well. He has got some films releasing next year Drive, Sonchiriya and Kidzie Aur Manny. So there is hardly any time gap left for him to promote his other films.”

Another reason is said to be the controversy surrounding Sushant when he was accused of making his co-star Sanjana Sanghi uncomfortable in the sets of Kizie Aur Manny. Later both he and Sanjana denied the reports. But the makers of Kedarnath were apparently not keen to invite unwanted attention to the film, so they chose to release it as soon as possible.