When Kalank's first proper trailer came out a couple of days back, there was one thing that was the most talked about in the promo. No, it was not grandiose sets, Bhansali-obsessed sets or Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt romance or seeing Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri Dixit in a single frame after a long time. The most talked about scene in the Kalank trailer came towards to final seconds of the promo. Yes, the hand scene. Kalank Trailer: Fans Are Wondering Wha's With Alia Bhatt's Weird Skeletal Hand! View Tweets.
The scene had Aditya Roy Kapur's character grabbing hold of Alia's hand while in a train. There is a split-second closeup scene where Alia's hand looked more like a skeleton than a human hand. Fans criticised the trailer for overlooking such a gaffe and memes were made on this particular scene.
Recently, during a media interaction for Kalank, Alia Bhatt was asked about this hand scene. To which, she admitted that it doesn't look like her hand at all and that she is aware of how much the scene has been ridiculed. Shah Rukh Khan, Kalank’s ‘Original’ Zafar Encouraged Varun Dhawan to Essay the Intense Character in Epic Drama.
Alia replied, "We are, sort of, trying our very best to put out a campaign for the audience that doesn't have a lag. We decided not to put the trailer out first because it is better for the film. It (Kalank) is almost like a thriller. There is a lot of stuff that we still cannot reveal. So we wanted to put out the teaser and the songs so that you can get the sense of the world, and then put the trailer out, a little later on."
Speaking more specifically about the scene, Alia added, "I think it is a human error at the end of the day. You are trying to make so many units (work) back to back. Something got missed, but it's only a digital unit. So once that's rectified, it won't be there in the film."
We are glad that Alia Bhatt, and even the makers of Kalank, are honest enough to admit the gaffe in the film and are working towards rectifying it.
Kalank, which also stars Sonakshi Sinha and Kunal Kemmu, is directed by Abhishek Varman and is a love saga set during the partition period. The story is said to be the brain-child of the late Yash Johar, producer Karan Johar's father. Kalank will release on April 17.