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Relief for Ghosh as Metro officials clear scene of Kahaani

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MUMBAI: The makers of the Vidya Balan-starrer Kahaani have heaved a sigh of relief with the Kolkata Metro Railway authorities clearing the scene where the actress is shown being pushed before a speeding metro train.

"They have promised us that there is nothing in the film that will tarnish the image of the metro railway or prompt people to commit suicide on the tracks. We are happy with their explanation and have removed objections," Kolkata Metro‘s general manager P B Murti said.

Glad to have been able to convince the railway officials, director Sujoy Ghosh said, "I have spent my childhood in Kolkata and will never do anything that will harm the city. The film is meant to increase the curiosity about the wonderful city that Kolkata is."

The trailer of Kahaani shows a pregnant Vidya waiting on the platform to board a metro train at the Kalighat station. As soon as the train arrives, she is pushed onto the tracks by a man standing behind her.

Worried that the scene would remind people of the frequent acts of suicides on the tracks that has been tarnishing the image of India‘s first tube railway, the Metro officials had written to Ghosh asking him to remove the scene from the trailers as well as the film theatres this Friday.

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