Bollywood director Rohit Shetty, known for his larger than life films, has facilitated eight hotels across Mumbai for accommodating police personnel working all-day on the streets of the city. The Sooryavanshi director has made arrangements for them to freshen up after long working hours and has also arranged for meals to be served.
Since the imposition of the lockdown, the police force has been putting its best efforts to curb the virus and prevent the spread of it to its citizens. The Mumbai Police thanked the director for this kind gesture on Twitter through their official handle.
We thank him for this kind gesture and for helping us in #TakingOnCorona and keeping Mumbai safe.
— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) April 21, 2020
Earlier, the Chennai Express director had contributed 51 lakhs to the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) and some more amount to the paparazzi photographers.
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In hard times the film industry is hit so bad and one man who has come forward and helped the Cine employees with his donation has also now gone an extra mile to help the paps. Our hertfelt gratitiude to #RohtiShetty for supporting the families of paparazzi photographers by directly sending out payments to their bank accounts. We all wishing #rohitshettypicturez and #Sooryavanshi a roaring success. #rohitshetty 🙏 @itsrohitshetty @rohitshettypicturez #viralbhayani @viralbhayani
The Mumbai Police Twitter handle that has been known for its creative usage of topical issues and memes in order to spread awareness has been on a roll the past few weeks. Right from Harry Potter and popular series like Friends and The Good Place, to the iconic 90s kids show Powerpuff Girls and various Bollywood films, the handle has used them all for its messaging. The team has been looking at it as a way of spreading positivity in these testing times.
‘Colloportus’ your doors, folks!
— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) April 7, 2020
Mojo Jojo’s badder than you, #Coronavirus !
But guess what? He’s on our side.
— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) April 10, 2020
Last Saturday, the Mumbai Police joined the popular photo-sharing application and social media platform, Instagram. Marking its entry into the platform, the team posted a video of the police jeep with the ‘Aaya Police’ background score from Rohit Shetty’s Simmba playing.
The director had reposted this on his Instagram handle, welcoming the team to the platform. “WELCOME TO INSTA SINGHAM! #MumbaiPoliceOnInsta #MumbaiPolice #AayaPolice #AayaMumbaiPolice” read his tweet.
Several other Bollywood stars like Akshay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Alia Bhatt, Arjun Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Ayushmann Khuranna, Shilpa Shetty, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, and Raveena Tandon have also been constantly supporting the Mumbai police and expressing their gratitude for their unparalleled contribution.
Thank you, @akshaykumar for this heartfelt message.
We are able to do what we do because we are never alone in this war. There’s a much bigger army of Mumbaikars doing all that they can – from home.
— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) April 9, 2020
♥️This is the time to thank our mumbai police,who leave their families at home and are working with untiring efforts for our security and safety..
Thank you @MumbaiPolice we are forever indebted 🙏🏻
— Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) April 9, 2020
— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) April 17, 2020