Actors make sure to go the extra mile when promoting a film before it heads to cinema screens. Rani Mukerji – who will next be seen playing a female head cop in Mardaani 2 – has also been occupied with a hectic schedule and has been endorsing the Gopi Puthran-helmed project from every angle. This week, however, the Black actor treated her fans and country to something different. Rani met with the special Night Patrol team that attentively safeguards the city through day and night. Members of the force pull off a 12-hour long shift every single day, from 8pm to 8am.
Rani spoke to the policewomen and was in awe. She said, “Strict vigilance can prevent a lot of crimes and I salute the entire police force of our country for protecting us day and night without blinking even for a single second. I can’t imagine a society without them. Their daily sacrifices and unwavering sense of duty help us live peacefully and I want to do my small bit to highlight the incredible work being done by our police force.”
She added, “I met an extremely specialised police unit, the night patrol team to see their work to protect the citizens at night. I was amazed by seeing them at work. The amount of work they do, so that our families sleep peacefully and make commuters at odd hours feel protected is incredible. It has been an eye-opening exercise for me and I thank the Maharashtra police wholeheartedly for educating me on this.” Kalpana Suravse of the Night Patrol team stressed that late-night commuters need to keep in mind a few simple things that could be hugely beneficial in the time of need. She says, “We should note down the number of the transport that we choose to take while commuting at all times. In the case of suspicious activity, you have the details handy to give people and call the police. Also, it is important that if you have a cell phone with GPRS facility, please keep the map on so that you know where you are heading. Also, keep the location on which helps tracking. We are always there to act swiftly but these small things can make a huge difference.” Mardaani 2 is set to hit theatres on December 13.