As the country is struggling to contain the Coronavirus, many actors and celebrities have been supporting frontline workers, including the Mumbai Police. In a heartwarming gesture, actor Ashok Saraf and his actress wife Nivedita Joshi-Saraf sent 175-180 plates of delicious aamras-puri for policemen on duty at the Oshiwara police station in Mumbai on 19 May, revealed senior police inspector Dayanand Bangar to Mumbai Mirror.
A few constables admitted that they have not been able to enjoy mangoes due to the lockdown. They described the meal as tasty!
Bollywood celebrities who helped Mumbai Police are - Akshay Kumar (donated Rs 2 crore to the Mumbai Police Foundation and is donating 1000 wrist bands to help early detection of the Coronavirus), Hrithik Roshan (delivered a package of hand sanitisers to police personnel on duty), Farhan Aktar (contributed 1000 PPE kits) and Rohit Shetty (arranged space in eight hotels across the city for on-duty policemen to rest and have meals).
Also, the Producers Guild of India, through its initiative Mission Suraksha, donated fully-equipped tents and Bollywood stars' vanity vans to police officers on duty, during the Coronavirus pandemic.