Ronnie Screwvala to co-produce ‘Kedarnath’ with Abhishek Kapoor

Raj Baddhan

Senior Editor


Abhishek Kapoor’s ‘Kedarnath’ has been the talk of the town lately owing to the differences between Abhishek and producer Prernaa Arora of KriArj Entertainment which led to a halt in the shooting of the film. Acclaimed film-maker Ronnie Screwvala has taken over the reins of the movie by compensating former producers Bhushan Kumar, Prernaa Arora and Ekta Kapoor. He will now be producing the project, the second schedule of which will start by the month end in Mumbai.

When Screwvala was asked about the movie, he said, “Kedarnath is a great love story set against the backdrop of the powerful true-life event that affected us all during the floods in 2013. It completely matches my vision of great stories that need to be told and I can’t wait to bring this story to the audiences early next year.”

Director Abhishek Kapoor commented on this saying, “I feel invigorated that he has stepped in and reinforced his faith in me. Just being in the same room with Ronnie is a privilege, making a movie with him is an honour”.

Coincidentally, the film marks a second collaboration for Abhishek and Screwvala after the 2013 buddy-drama ‘Kai Po Che’ that had also featured Sushant in the lead alongside Rajkummar Rao and Amit Sadh. Abhishek mentioned that he is already prepping up to resume the Kedarnath shoot by the end of this month.

‘Kedarnath’, which marks the acting debut of Amrita Singh and Saif Ali Khan’s daughter, Sara, opposite Sushant, is a love story set against the backdrop of the flash floods that wrecked the temple town in June 2013 and claimed over a hundred thousand lives. The actor is also a part of Abhishek Chaubey’s dacoit-drama ‘Sonchiriya’, which is also produced by Ronnie Screwvala and it features Bhumi Pednekar and Manoj Bajpayee.