In July this year, Vidya Balan donned the hat of a detective in her film, Bobby Jasoos. While the movie didn’t set the cash registers ringing, it seems like it did manage to impress a few, especially the officials of the Central Railways.
The members of the department were so inspired by the actor’s way of foiling criminal activities in the film that they, too, have now decided to rope in private detectives to keep a watch on the illegal activities that take place on the trains and at railway stations.
Sunil Kumar Sood, general manager, Central Railways, confirmed the news, saying, “Vidya, who played the role of a detective in her last movie, is our inspiration for this move.”
Sahil Sangha, who was the co-producer of the film, is happy that an idea in his film is now being used for the greater good of people. “This is a happy thing to happen. We would like to think that we’re lucky to help, even remotely, towards everyone’s safety. We also hope that the idea gets implemented soon,” he says.
When we contacted Vidya, who is currently busy shooting for her next with Emraan Hashmi, she was unaware of this development. The actor was pleasantly surprised to know that this step is being taken.
“Films have always mirrored society and vice versa, and I’m happy to be part of a film that has inspired the Central Railways. It’s a move in the right direction. It’s great that they are involving private detective agencies to find evidence against the miscreants. I’m glad that through my work, I have been able to contribute towards the betterment of the society,” she says.