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Railways upset by Anil Kapoor's 'stunt' on Mumbai local, send notice

The actor was seen hanging out of a local train while promoting the second season of his TV show, 24.


A day after veteran Hindi film actor Anil Kapoor was seen leaning out of a suburban local while promoting the second season of his TV show 24, Western Railway today slapped a notice on the production house demanding an explanation.

A Western Railway official said Kapoor's action flouted the terms and conditions laid down by the railway when granting permission to shoot on its property. One of the conditions was that the production house would adhere strictly to safety norms.

Kapoor was leaning from the footboard of a local train in the promotional shot as seen in videos and photographs uploaded on various social media networks, the official said.

Western Railway has sought an explanation from the production house, Market Men Consumer & Events Pvt Ltd.

Kapoor undertook a short local train journey from Churchgate station accompanied by hordes of fans and journalists to promote his upcoming television action-drama series, 24: Season 2.

An adaptation of the popular American TV series 24, it will mark his return to the small screen in the role of Jai Singh Rathod. The serial will be aired on Colors channel from 23 July.

The railway official said that by leaning out of the running train, Kapoor could inspire youngsters to perform similar stunts. Beset with many such instances in the past, when youngsters performing foolhardy stunts on local trains were killed or permanently maimed, the railways have regularly campaigned for safety on train rides.

Besides his live action, Kapoor interacted with local train commuters and shared photographs of his commute on social media sites.