Debutante Aayush Sharma and Warina Hussain starring Loveratri came under the scanner due to its unusual name. As the film’s trailer was released in keeping with its upcoming release, religious organization Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and some more citizens had taken offense to the title and had demanded that it be changed as it “hurt Hindu sentiments”.
Things took a more drastic turn when last week Bihar’s Muzzafarpur court ordered to file an FIR against Salman Khan and others for allegedly hurting Hindu sentiments.
After some protests and lawsuits were filed against the film, Salman Khan has decided to change the title to ‘Loveyatri’.
Superstar Salman Khan took to his Twitter profile to share the news with a new poster of the film. He wrote, “This is not a spelling mistake… #loveyatri #lovetakesover…@SKFilmsOfficial @aaysharma @Warina_Hussain @abhiraj21288 @TSeries”
Directed by Abhiraj Minawala, Loveratri is a quintessential love story that has all the elements of a typical Bollywood film. The film is a romantic drama set against the backdrop of Navratri in Gujarat.
Aayush stars as a Garba teacher from Baroda, who falls in love with an NRI, played by Warina, when she visits the town during the festival.
Produced by Salman Khan’s Salman Khan Films, the movie also stars Ronit Roy, Ram Kapoor, Arbaaz Khan and Sohail Khan in pivotal roles.
The film releases on 5 October 2018.