Akshay Kumar hosted a special screening of his new co-production ‘Naam Shabana’ for Delhi policewomen on Monday evening, after impressing the ladies at Gargi College with a few cool martial arts self-defence tips earlier in the day.
Akshay was accompanied at both events with Taapsee Pannu, who plays the titular Shabana in the spy thriller, and Manoj Bajpayee who is also an important part of the cast.
An elated Akshay even took to Twitter to share a photograph. He wrote, “Enjoyed my 1st screening of #NaamShabana with these Brave Female Police Officers of Delhi last night #NothingButRespect.”
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) March 28, 2017
The screening for the female cops of the Capital was held in a cineplex in the central Delhi hub of Connaught Place.
At the special screening organized for them in Delhi, the policewomen seemed no different from college girls swooning over the actor.
When lady police saw Akshay among them, they went crazy to take selfie with superstar. Later senior police personnel had to intervene to help Akshay.
The enthusiastic officers were snapped clicking selfies with the actor and to any Bollywood buff’s delight, Akshay, too posed happily for the selfies.
Seeing their enthusiasm, Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik told Akshay, “I think they will never forget this day, when they got a chance to meet you.”
The police officers said that because of his roles, Akshay is quite popular among the Delhi Police. Arti Sharma, SHO Maurice Nagar, said, “In a career of 28-29 years, this is the first time that I am watching a film in uniform. It’s an amazing experience.”
The film, which stars Taapsee Pannu, Anupam Kher and Manoj Bajpayee, is a sequel to Neeraj Pandeu’s directorial Baby. In fact, Taapsee’s character too, is a spin-off of the prequel. ‘Naam Shabana’ is all set to hit the theaters on March 31.