Madhuri fan asks for B'wood train
Pappu Sardar wants Lalu to introduce a Bollywood Express in recognition of the film industry's contribution to the country's economic growth.india Updated: Jun 25, 2006 15:26 IST
Pappu Sardar, a die-hard fan of screen diva Madhuri Dixit who has been celebrating her birthday in a big way for the past one decade, has appealed to Railway Minister Lalu Prasad to introduce a 'Bollywood Express' in recognition of the film industry's contribution to the country's economic growth.
Pappu distributes sweets among 3000 people on his favourite actor's birthday on May 15 every year and this time to stress his point had a 30-pound cake in the shape of a train made.
"In my letter to Laluji I have pointed out that Bollywood, the biggest film industry in Asia, has been playing a major role in the country's economic growth by generating revenue and providing employment to hundreds of families but has not been given its due recognition.
Bollywood has also earned the country many accolades in the international level and the train would be a tribute to legendary like Dada Saheb Phalke," he said.
Prasad, he said, is not only famous in the political circles of the country but is like a Bollywood 'superstar.'
Asked why he was for a Tata-Mumbai train when there were already several which link the two, he said he had made the demand as several present-day actors like Priyanka Chopra, R Madhavan and Tanushree Dutta hail from this city.
"But I have no problems if the train starts from elsewhere so long it is called Bollywood Express and goes to Mumbai," he said.