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Gyarah Chalis Ki Last Metro's shoot stalled

Officials seize director Sanjay Khanduri’s camera on his recce trip when he was found clicking pictures of a metro station in the Capital.

bollywood Updated: Nov 01, 2011 17:04 IST
Prashant Singh
Prashant Singh
Hindustan Times

A few days ago, Shah Rukh Khan was the centre of attraction at Shivaji Stadium metro station in Delhi. As part of RA.One’s promotions, he used the metro railway rake. But when director Sanjay Khanduri was found clicking pictures of a metro station in the Capital, the authorities didn’t take his feat too well.

Sanjay visited Delhi to conduc a recce for his film, Gyarah Chalis Ki Last Metro, sequel to Abhay Deol’s Ek Chalis Ki Last Local. It will be largely shot in the Capital. As part of his research, the director went to a metro station with a bunch of his crewmembers and got busy capturing the station on his camera.

Next: The security officials at the station caught hold of him and asked him to produce the required papers, which give him permission to shoot at the public property. The permission documents were with his crewmembers, who had hopped on to a train while he was clicking pictures. Sanjay was made to cough up a hefty fine. Problems arose when the authorities seized his camera and refused to return it.

The crewmembers returned and presented the required documents to the authorities. In the midst of chaos, the sequel’s lead actor, Vivek Oberoi called up producer Amit Chandrra and the head of security, to sort out the issue since the camera had pictures that Sanjay had taken throughout his week-long stay in Delhi.

Amit confirms, “There was a little confusion but everything got sorted out. It just shows that the security at the metro stations is impressive.”

First Published: Oct 31, 2011 12:34 IST