Lord Shiva re­sides in each one of us: Ab­hishek Kapoor

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After much an­tic­i­pa­tion and hard­ships, the Ab­hishek Kapoor di­rec­to­rial, Kedar­nath, star­ring Sara Ali Khan and Sushant Singh Ra­jput fi­nally hits the screens to­day. Ner­vous and ex­cited at the same time, Ab­hishek re­veals that Lord Shiva has been a ma­jor in­spi­ra­tion for him, es­pe­cially for this film.

Hav­ing helmed a so­cial­lyrel­e­vant film such as Kai Po Che ear­lier, Ab­hishek yet again high­lights the so­cial evil of dis­crim­i­na­tion in Kedar­nath. Re­veal­ing why the film is im­por­tant to him, Ab­hishek says, “This film is im­por­tant to me be­cause of its back­drop. Kedar­nath is based against the Ut­tarak­hand floods and the film also deals with a very im­por­tant is­sue that our coun­try faces — the prevalance of class and caste. The dis­crim­i­na­tion which has been a part of our so­ci­ety since ages still ex­ists, and Kedar­nath deals with the same.”

Be­ing a staunch be­liever in Lord Shiva, Kedar­nath holds an in­cred­i­bly im­por­tant place in Ab­hishek’s life. Talk­ing about the same, he says, “More than any­thing else, the film is about Shiva and I

am a big be­liever in Lord Shiva. The sim­plest thing is if any man has the heart to do any­thing for mankind or an­other hu­man be­ing, there is Shiva in him, ir­re­spec­tive of his or her re­li­gion. If you are will­ing to serve an­other hu­man then Shiva re­sides in you. When you say ‘Har Har Ma­hadev, you say Har Har Mein hai Ma­hadev’. I want peo­ple to feel that.”

Pro­duced by Ab­hishek and Pragya Kapoor un­der the ban­ner of Guy In the Sky along with Ron­nie Screw­vala’s RSVP, Kedar­nath re­leases to­day.

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Ab­hishek Kapoor

A still from Kedar­nath

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