Yesterday evening, Mumbai’s Horniman Circle was abuzz with thousands of eager fans awaiting the arrival of one of the best modern-day female actors, Vidya Balan to launch the music of her much-awaited upcoming movie, Kahaani during the on-going Kala Ghoda Arts Festival.
Before Vidya Balan dazzled onto the stage, an exclusive sneak preview of a new track from Kahaani was screened. The next thing you knew was the stage being plagued with traditional dancers performing Kolkatta’s trademark Dhunuchi dance (performed during the Durga Puja festival) amidst a backdrop of dense smoke. It was stunning – to say the least.
And then Vidya Balan made her entry.
Dressed in a beautiful green ensemble with a very evident baby bump (she’s not pregnant in real life but was staying true to her character of Vidya Bagchi from Kahaani), the audience enthusiastically welcomed her with their hoots and catcalls while she literally took center stage. After thanking her audience, Vidya spoke about her experience during the making of the movie as well as her opinion of Kahaani’s music.
And then she called the man of the hour, Kahaani’s director Sujoy Ghosh upon the stage. Sujoy just claimed to have made the movie and chose to call Vishal Dadlani on stage considering the event was about the movie’s music and the people behind it. Vishal claimed to feel lonely without his ‘partner-in-crime’ and barely 2 minutes later, Shekhar Ravjiani sprinted onto the stage making a fashionably late entry (apportioning it to Mumbai’s traffic). Incidentally, Shekhar Ravjiani supposedly has a huge female fan following. No sooner did he enter the venue, than the women around me (yound and old alike) went swooning with ‘Oh my God, he’s so hot’!
All of them took turns at throwing CDs for a lucky few in the audience – with Vishal throwing it the furthest.
To read our opinion on ‘Aami Shotti Bolchi’ from Kahaani, click HERE.
Kahaani is a story about Vidya Bagchi, who arrives in Kolkata from London to find her missing husband Arnab Bagchi. Six months pregnant and alone in a festive city, she begins a relentless search for her husband. With nothing to rely on except fragments from her memories about him, all clues seem to reach a dead end when everyone tries to convince Vidya that her husband does not exist. She slowly realises that nothing is what it seems. In a city soaked in lies, Vidya is determined to unravel the truth about her husband – for herself and her unborn child – even at the cost of her own life.
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