Anil Kapoor courts controversy for leaning out of running Mumbai train
Western Railway has sent notice to the production house M/S Market Men Consumer & Events Pvt Ltd for shooting a promotional ad in a running train. Reportedly, Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor was seen dangerously clinging onto the foot board of a running train in Mumbai for his upcoming TV series “24: Season 2”, on July 14, said a Western Railway official.
Travelling on footboard of a train is an offence under the Railway act , said Western Railway officials.
“In spite of the terms and conditions to adhere strictly to safety and security during shoot, Anil Kapoor allegedly seems to be leaning from the foot board of a local train during a promo shoot on July 14,” said an official of the Western Railway.
The photos and videos, which were uploaded on the social media, clearly show the actor leaning out of the train, which is a punishable offence, said officials, adding that the popular actor is actually inspiring youngsters to perform similar acts.
The Western Railway has sent notice to the production company, asking for explanation from them in this regard, added officials. “An explanation has been sought from the production company in this regard”, said officials.
The actor undertook train journey from Church gate station on Thursday for the promotional shoot of his television series, “24: Season 2”, said railway sources.
The TV series is an adaption of the popular American TV series “24”, which is all set to hit the small screen on Colors channel from July 23.
According to a recent study conducted against by by the Railway Protection Force (RPF) of W R’s Mumbai unit, about 2,809 people were prosecuted for travelling on foot boards between July 1 and July 14.
The founder of War Against Railway Rowdies (WARR) Dipesh Tank, said “We all know that just by sending a notice to the event organizer, nothing would be achieved. Instead, the railways should ask Kapoor to volunteer and spread awareness to discourage people, especially the youth, from performing such stunts.”