Monday, 5 March 2012

Kolkata Metro wants Vidya’s push scene to be withdrawn from Kahaani..

Vidya Balan starrer Kahaani runs into a controversy with the Kolkata Metro Railway authorities. They are objecting to a scene in the upcoming film where the actress is shown as being pushed perilously before a speeding train.
Metro spokesperson Protyush Ghosh told PTI that the Metro authorities had asked producers of the film to remove the particular clip from their trailers as well as from the film, which releases next Friday. “We had a meeting with the director recently where he told us that there is nothing objectionable in the film at all. He will submit us a video of the complete scene in a day or two after which we will take the final decision,” he said.
The film’s trailer shows a pregnant Vidya waiting on the platform to board a train at the Kalighat station. As soon as the train arrives, she is dangerously pushed onto the tracks by a man standing close to her.
The shot was part of a dream sequence and had been shot using CGI (computer-generated imagery) technique.
The Metro authorities had allowed the film unit to shoot for four days last year at the busy Tollygunj and Kalighat stations, where the controversial scene was filmed.
There has been around 234 suicide attempts since the Kolkata Metro commenced operations from 1984.
“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,” Kolkata Metro’s general manager PB Murti said.
Kahaani has the 34-year-old actress play a pregnant woman who comes to Kolkata from London in search of her husband. With nothing to rely on except fragments from her memories about him, it is the story of a seven-months pregnant woman’s relentless struggle in an unknown city.

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