Mumbai: Mumbai Police have once again found an interesting way to share an important message. The social media pages of the police department are known and praised for their posts that impart pertinent safety guidelines whether it’s about cybersecurity, road safety or Covid-19 related guidelines. Their recent share is no different.
In a post shared yesterday, Mumbai Police picked a scene from the 1990 film Agneepath, featuring actors Amitabh Bachchan, Rohini Hattangadi and Neelam Kothari, to share a message about washing one’s hands. Kya aapne kabhi jaanane ki koshish ki, ki Ma ko kya pasand hai? Mumbai Police shared in their post along with a clip of the scene.
However, instead of a straight message, Mumbai Police used a Bollywood reference to emphasise their point. On Sunday, Mumbai Police picked a scene from the 1990 film Agneepath, featuring actors Amitabh Bachchan, Mithun Chakraborty, Rohini Hattangadi, Madhvi and Neelam Kothari, to share a message about washing one’s hands. In the famous scene, Rohini Hattangadi who played Amitabh Bachchan’s mother scolds him for not washing hands before consuming food. Though the ‘washing hands’ reference is a taunt on his apparent sins, Mumbai police used it to stress the importance of maintaining hygiene.
Since being shared, the post has collected a ton of reactions from netizens. The share has received over 5,800 likes and several comments from people, many of whom have used fire, clapping hands and laughing emojis to share their reactions. “Yes, mom is always right,” posted an individual. “Soooo creative… super really,” added another. “Meme + message,” commented a third. “2 message – hath dho le crime se bhi and corona se bhi,” shared a fourth. “Creating awareness one post at a time,” shared a fifth.