- With film shoots in Mumbai on hold due to the curfew in the city, the owner of a van van has diverted his vans in the Mumbai Police service.
PUBLIC ON April 21, 2021 09:56 PM IST
In an attempt to flatten the curve, the Maharashtra government has imposed a curfew that has brought film shoots to a halt. With his vehicles parked for no use, the owner of the van van Ketan Rawal has diverted his vans for Covid-19 duty Mumbai police use.
It was reported that a half dozen vanity vans currently serve the police at the front. These include the vans used on the sets of Ranveer Singh’s Cirkus, Gangubai Kathiawadi by Alia Bhatt and Akshay Kumar’s Raksha Bandhan.
Speaking to a leading daily, Ketan said, “I have diverted vans from Cirkus Rohit Shetty, Gangubai Kathiawadi by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, and Raksha Bandhan by Anand L Rai in the Mumbai police service.” He added, “I have a large number of vanity vans in the Mumbai police service, they are the frontline workers; last year we offered it to the women officers on field duty who need rest, use rooms bathing while performing their duties and of course changing before going home. ”
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