Railways see Red in ‘Kahaani’

Bollywood actress Vidya Balan’s stakes increased tremendously with the success of ‘Dirty Picture’ which is enabling her to chose innovative and creative roles. As such she is starring in Sujay Ghosh directed ‘Kahaani’ which revolves around tribulations of London returned pregnant woman searching for her husband in the busy lanes of Kolkata.

But Kolkota Metro Rail is seeing red in Vidya’s ‘Kahaani’ as they are objecting to the film’s trailer which shows a dream sequence in which a person standing next to Vidya at Kalighat Station, pushes her in front of the speeding train. The rail authorities last year gave permission to film makers to shoot at the busy Tollygunj and Kalighat stations. Already Kolkata Metro’s General Manager P B Murti who shot a letter to the film makers asking them to remove the scene says,¬† “We are opposed to the scene as we are very concerned about the rate of suicides on the Metro tracks. We know how people get ideas for committing suicide and for other criminal activities,”. Over the years as many as 234 suicide attempts were seen in the busy tracks.

Sujay Ghosh who is producing and directing the film, however says “I am a Bengali and I know the city like the back of my hand. The scene is not meant to remind people of suicides. Anyways if anybody has to commit suicide, he will not do it because of my film. As a filmmaker I need to show all sides of a city, including the darker aspects,”. Even Vidya Balan is confident that the issue would be resolved amicably. She says¬† “The Metro officials have been very supportive of us during shooting. We are really thankful to them,” . ‘Kahaani’ will be releasing on 9th March across the world. It has to be seen whether the film will have that Vidya push scene on the film’s release date.

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