Publicity gimmick lands ‘Wah Taj’ team in legal troubles

Shreyas Talpade...Apologetic for hurting sentiments.

Shreyas Talpade…Apologetic for hurting sentiments.

Actor Shreyas Talpade, who is facing legal problems  owing to a publicity gimmick for his film ‘Wah Taj’ is apologetic for hurting people’s sentiments. “It is disturbing. But if somebody’s sentiment is hurt because of us, we have said it repeatedly that we are sorry. We didn’t do anything intentionally,” he said in an interview.

As part of the promotion, film team distributed posters across Agra in Uttar Pradesh, stating the Taj Mahal will be shut for tourists from September 23, the release date of the film. A notice was sent to ‘Wah Taj’ maker Abhinav Verma, director Ajit Sinha and actors Pawan Sharma, Shreyas and Manjari for creating chaos in Agra and spoiling the image of the country.

“We actually thought of doing something special while releasing the teaser poster. It was a promotional strategy because you’ve to do something new as a promotional plan  to build the curiosity among the audience. But we didn’t want to make a controversy,” he said.

Shreyas says he was happy to shoot around the beautiful monument.

“I saw Taj Mahal for the first time when I came here to shoot. We started our shooting on the Yamuna banks. Watching the Taj, when the first ray of sun was falling on it and at the time of full moon, was quite an amazing experience. I think we were so fortunate to shoot around the symbol of love.”

The ‘Iqbal’ actor, who will be seen in a farmer’s role in the new film, said playing a Maharashtrian is quite easy for him as it is his mother tongue.

Unlike his ‘Welcome to Sajjanpur’ character Mahadev, the 40-year-old actor said Tukaram (Wah Taj) is quite aggressive. – CINEWS

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