IN PICS: Deepika, Ranbir and their Tamasha with Indian Railways
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IN PICS: Deepika, Ranbir and their Tamasha with Indian Railways

In a unique promotional bid, Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone, alongwith director Imtiaz Ali embarked on an overnight train journey from Mumbai to Delhi for their upcoming Tamasha.

bollywood Updated: Nov 23, 2015 16:00 IST
Samarth Goyal, Hindustan Times
Deepika Padukone,Ranbir Kapoor,Tamasha
Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone and Imtiaz Ali take a train from Mumbai to Delhi during the promotions for Tamasha.(Yogen Shah)

On Monday morning, it was just another day at New Delhi Railway Station, until the clock struck 8.15am and the Suvidha Express from Mumbai screeched to a halt at Platform No 4.

The passengers of the first class coach alighted and the photographers got into action and everywhere all you could see and hear was flashlights being switched on. Actors Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone and director Imtiaz Ali were thronged by people, and the police personnel, who were present at the platform could do little to keep people at bay.

That’s a beautiful click! (Yogen Shah)
A sleepy Imtiaz being dragged along by Ranbir and Deepika? (Yogen Shah)

The crowd followed them right up to the parking lot of the station. However, one of the coolies seemed a little sad. “Arrey hum Deepika madam Deepika madam chillate rahe, lekin unhone toh humari suni hi nahi,” he said. Perhaps he was hoping to get clicked with his favourite actor.

Imtiaz Ali strikes a ose with his actors Ranbir and Deepika inside the train. (Yogen Shah)
Ranbir and Deepika arrive at Mumbai railway station. (Yogen Shah)

A source from the Western Railways’ PRO denied there being any special treatment given to the stars. “They booked their tickets like normal passengers and they travelled like everyone else does. We didn’t give them anything special and they didn’t ask for anything special either,” he tells us.

Showing off the tickets! (Yogen Shah)
Ranbir and Deepika enjoy dinner with Imtiaz Ali on their train from Mumbai to Delhi. (Yogen Shah)

However, there have been reports that a special coach had been added to the train to accommodate media and the film’s team. Security arrangements were also in place to avoid any untoward incident. Apparently it was Deepika’s wish to travel by train. Ranbir had shared, “We were anyway travelling to Delhi. So, when Deepika wished to take the train, we went ahead and cancelled the flight tickets.”

First Published: Nov 23, 2015 08:38 IST