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Andhra girl enacts 'Sholay'
Hyderabad, Nov 19 Taking a leaf from Bollywood, a lovelorn girl
in Andhra Pradesh perched on a water tank Sunday, threatening to
jump if her paramour did not marry her on the spot.
The famous 'suicide' scene from Hindi blockbuster "Sholay" was
recreated in Godavarikhani town in Karimnagar district, about
150 km from here, with Dharmendra's role played by local girl
Sandhya, 22. .
Sandhya, who was allegedly
ditched by her lover, stood on a 20-metre high water tank and
threatened to jump down if Srinivas did not marry her.
With one leg dangling from the tank, the girl brought the entire
town to a standstill. Police and civil officials came rushing to
persuade her to come down. An official even promised to arrange
the wedding, but the girl refused to budge.
As tension mounted and hundreds of people gathered on the ground
holding their breath, the police began a frantic search for
Srinivas, an employee in a private company.
However, even his arrival did not bring down Sandhya, who
insisted that he come up and marry her on the water tank itself.
As the whole town watched and TV cameras covered the event,
Srinivas climbed up with two garlands.
After the exchange of garlands, the newly-weds came down, ending
a two-hour drama. Sandhya and Srinivas were said to have had an
affair, which ran into trouble when he did not tie the knot..