Mumbai, May 1 (IANS) Manoj Bajpayee visited the traffic control room of Mumbai Police here to personally meet and thank traffic constables.
The actor went to observe their work pattern, which has over the years shown remarkable results.
In his upcoming film “Traffic”, Manoj plays a traffic constable who spearheads a situation where a harvested heart has to be delivered to a patient in Pune for transplant, weaving his way through the heavy traffic in Mumbai.
“Mumbai in itself is a very challenging city where controlling traffic is concerned. It is a monstrous task to manage the traffic of Mumbai,” Manoj said in a statement, during his visit to the traffic control room on April 28.
He added: “Whenever I travel, people say that even though the city has narrow roads, Mumbai doesn’t face as much of traffic related problems as witnessed by other cities”.
The 47-year-old also credited the traffic department and the officers “who have effortlessly systematised Mumbai’s traffic”.
He also gave a salute to the traffic constables and police officers for their selfless contribution in serving the nation and its citizens.
Manoj vowed to contribute in accordance with his capacity to provide jackets to the members of the Mumbai traffic police department.
Talking about the film, Mumbai’s Additional Commissioner of Traffic Police Sunil Paraskar said: “I have seen the trailer already and I feel it is one of the best films, not for its glamour or anything. I look at it from a very different point of view, the human interest point of view. It is one of the wonderful films, my best wishes to ‘Traffic’.”
“Traffic” is an emotional thriller based on a road trip from Mumbai to Pune which is based on a true story. The film revolves around transportation of a harvested heart for a heart transplant case, chasing a strict deadline. During the mission, the cast of the film faces numerous difficulties, traffic being one of them.
The film also stars Jimmy Shergill, Divya Dutta and Sachin Khedekar.
“Traffic” is directed by late Rajesh Pillai, produced by Deepak Dhar of Endemol India and presented by Foxstar studios.