Bollywood has always had a great association with trains. From the iconic ending scene in DDLJ to that part in KKHH where Kajol throws her red dupatta as the train leaves the station, B-town has given us some pretty memorable scenes that have to do with Indian Railways.
Now, these train sequences will be splashed across the walls of Delhi’s National Rail Museum, reports The Indian Express. Celebrities to grace the walls include Amitabh Bachchan, Zeenat Aman, Sharmila Tagore, Shah Rukh Khan and Rajesh Khanna. All of this was possible due to the hard work done by Delhi Street Art (DSA), “a collective, which was started in 2013 with the aim of promoting public art by young artists”, writes Kajol Rustagi for IE.
“Bollywood and Railways are two things with which Indians connect the most. With this segment, we wanted visitors to get a feel of both as trains are an integral part of Bollywood,” said National Rail Museum director Amit Saurashtri to the paper. “This was how family bonding used to take place then and even now it’s the same. From “Mere Sapno Ki Rani” to Chhaiya Chhaiya”, from ‘DDLJ’ to ‘Fanaa’, these scenes remind us how far we have come. There can be no better way to blend Bollywood and Railways than this,” said Sumit Singh, a visitor to the museum, when interviewed for the article.