Farhan to popularise Delhi Police' initiatives
After Virender Sehwag, its now the turn of actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar to help Delhi Police popularise its initiatives.
While Sehwag had appeared in advertisements late December urging people to follow traffic rules, Akthar has been chosen by the city police this week for its campaign to tackle crime against women.
"Celebrities are being roped in to popularise our initiatives. We are also trying to rope in more and more such personalities," a senior police official said.
In the campaign, 38-year-old Akthar, the director of recently released Bollywood movie 'Don 2', will be exhorting Delhiites not to sit back and allow violence against women.
"Make Delhi safer for Delhi. Are you man enough to join me? Don't sit back and allow violence against women. Fight it. Report it. Call Women's Helpline 1091," Akthar says in the advertisement.
Earlier, Sehwag had, as part of the police initiatives, asked people to obey traffic rules, especially urging them to wear helmets.
Former cricketers Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, Kapil Dev, Kirti Azad, Atul Wassan and Bishen Singh Bedi, among others, had earlier figured in the campaign on road safety.