Metro formally clears Vidya's scene in 'Kahaani'

Two days before its release, the Kolkata Metro Railway authorities today issued a formal no-objection certificate to the producers of the Vidya Balan starrer 'Kahaani'.

They had earlier raised objections to a scene in the upcoming film where the actress is shown as being pushed perilously before a speeding underground train.

"They sent us a video from the film today and we have not found anything objectionable or something that will harm the image of the Metro. So we have cleared the film," Metro's DGM Protyush Ghosh told PTI here.

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.

Worried that the scene will remind people of the frequent acts of suicides on the tracks that has been tarnishing the image of India's first tube railway, officials had written to the film's producer asking him to remove the scene from the trailers as well as from the film, which releases this Friday.

A source close to the film said the shot is part of a dream sequence and has been shot using CGI (computer-generated imagery) technique.

The film by Sujoy Ghosh was shot at many places in the city, including the ever-busy Metro stations.

'Kahaani' revolves around a seven-month pregnant London-based woman Vidya struggling through the bylanes of Kolkata in search of her lost husband.

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