Kahaanis dream Kolkata Metros nightmare

By: | Updated: 05 Mar 2012 12:47 AM


Kolkata:
Suicides on its track being its worst nightmare, the Kolkata Metro is
seeing red over a dream sequence from the upcoming Vidya Balan starrer
"Kahaani" and has asked the filmmaker to delete the scene where the
protagonist is shown as being pushed perilously close to a speeding train.

"After
watching the promos, we found the scene very objectionable. The Metro has
been plagued by suicides. Till date we have registered 224 cases of
suicides of which 124 have resulted in death. Following our objection, the
said scene has been removed from the promos," Kolkata Metro spokesperson
Pratyush Ghosh said.

After a discussion with the Metro
authorities, the director Sujoy Ghosh has agreed to submit a video of the
entire scene where Vidya Balan who plays the central character is shown
being pushed in front of a speeding train by a man.

"Ghosh will
give us the video shortly. After watching the clip and discussing with the
filmmaker, we will decide whether the scene should be retained in the
movie or not. It is a dream sequence and Sujoy says is integral to the
movie," said Pratyush.

"Our cause of concern is how much the
scene can damage Metro's image. Only after watching the entire clip we
would be able judge that and decide accordingly," he added.

In
the movie, Vidya plays the character of Vidya Bagchi, a seven months
pregnant NRI woman who arrives in the city in search of her missing
husband.

The actress, who was in the city to promote the film,
expressed her desire to be the face of the oldest tube rail service in the
country.

"If I get an offer to become the brand ambassador of
Kolkata Metro, I will definitely take it up," she said.





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First Published: 05 Mar 2012 12:47 AM
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