After Uttarakhand Bans Kedarnath, Filmmakers Approach Yogi Adityanath for Name-Change Advice

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After Uttarakhand Bans Kedarnath, Filmmakers Approach Yogi Adityanath for Name-Change Advice

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he team behind the film Kedarnath has placed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in a tough spot. After their film was banned in Uttarakhand following objections from several Hindu groups, the filmmakers approached India’s name-change god for advice on what they should rename their film to bypass this censor.

“Yes, they approached us to suggest an alternative name for the movie,” said Prabhu Gaugetter, a close aide of the Uttar Pradesh chief minister. “Under normal circumstances, we would have changed the name immediately. But when we heard that the name in question was so closely associated with Lord Shiva, we were in a fix.”

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