4,000 posters, many videos: Kolkata man's efforts for his love
Crazy, stupid, love: heard of it? Now read about it. This is the story of a 29-year-old Kolkata resident who's pushing every envelope with his crazy antics just to trace a woman he met on train last month and "fell in love with". Among those is him lining an entire 6km stretch with film posters and making videos hoping she'd contact him someday.
He travels from Howrah to Konnagar everyday searching for her
Meet Biswajit Poddar, who works in West Bengal environment department in Salt Lake and lives in Joka, Behala. But every day he travels from Howrah to Konnagar, some six stations, and searches for the woman. He has put 4,000 posters featuring him across the stretch between Konnagar and Bali. He has also made a 7-minute film titled 'Konnagar Kone' (Konnagar Bride), chronicling their meeting.
He also tracks 'comment' section carefully
In the video, featuring him and his friend (as the girl), he has shown how they met and exchanged glances and smiles. In the end, he pleads the girl to contact him. Poddar says he tracks the 'comment' section carefully, lest she drops her number.
"I can't help it. It was love at first sight"
He also wears the same t-shirt he had worn the day he saw the girl when he goes from Howrah to Konnagar. Poddar confesses that he knows whatever he's doing is crazy with even his family and friends laughing at his actions, but "I can't help it. It was love at first sight and I just cannot get her out of my mind."
'I looked at her, but she didn't like it initially'
When asked about their meeting, Poddar said it was on July 23 when he had boarded a local train from Tarapith to Burdwan. The woman and her parents too had boarded the same train. They sat in front of him and Poddar liked her when he saw her. "I looked at her, but since she didn't like it, I didn't bother her further," he recalls.
He had asked for her number, but in vain
He got down at Burdwan and caught another train for Howrah, which the girl and her parents boarded too. As luck would have it, they again sat opposite him and this time the girl warmed up to him. They exchanged glances and smiles, intermittently. When she was about to get down at Konnagar, he asked for her number, but she got scared as her parents were around.
By the way, he's not breaking any law
She instead mouthed the numbers, which he couldn't catch. Since then, he has been putting so much effort just to get in touch with her. Despite his antics, he's not breaking any law, as he hasn't given out her identity (he doesn't know her name) or description, said a HC lawyer. Had he used any detail that would've hurt her, he would've been booked.