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  Metros   Delhi  03 Apr 2018  Anushka Sharma, Varun Dhawan to promote road safety

Anushka Sharma, Varun Dhawan to promote road safety

Published : Apr 3, 2018, 7:13 am IST
Updated : Apr 3, 2018, 7:14 am IST

The actors were in the capital for the shoot of their upcoming film “Sui Dhaaga-Made In India”.

Anushka Sharma and Varun Dhawan
 Anushka Sharma and Varun Dhawan

New Delhi: In a bid to promote safe driving, the Delhi traffic police has roped in Bollywood actors Anushka Sharma and Varun Dhawan for a series of video messages on safe driving.

The actors were in the capital for the shoot of their upcoming film “Sui Dhaaga-Made In India”. They shot at Chandni Chowk and Shankar Market amid tight security, a senior traffic police officer said.

“We wanted to do an event with them to promote safe driving, but as they were on a tight schedule, we recorded their video messages that will be uploaded on our Twitter handle,” according to a Delhi traffic police officer. 

In a video message that was uploaded on Monday on the Twitter handle, Anushka can be seen urging people to ride two-wheelers wearing helmets.

“Delhi police does a lot of things for our safety. Your life is important for you and your loved ones. You should drive safely. While riding a motorcycle, you should always wear a helmet,” the actor said in the message. Varun’s video message is likely to be uploaded on Twitter by the traffic police on Tuesday.

Interestingly, in November last year, the actor was issued an e-challan by the Mumbai traffic police for clicking a selfie with a fan, while leaning out of his car that was at a traffic signal. Varun later apologised for the same.

“Sui Dhaaga-Made In India” went on the floors in January this year and will hit the theatres on October 2. The film is being directed by Sharat Katariya, while Maneesh Sharma is producing the project.

Earlier, the traffic police has invited celebrities such as Arjun Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut, Sonam Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha and Kapil Sharma to dole out road safety lessons to Delhiites.

In 2016, 1,548 fatal accidents were reported in which 1,591 people lost their lives. In 2017, the number of such accidents was 1,474 and 1,505 people were killed. 

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