There is definitely a reason for every policeman in Assam to celebrate — Bollywood showering all praise on Assam Police.
When the organizers of Filmfare Awards decided to have the event in Guwahati, there was a lot of skepticism.
In Mumbai, Assam’s image has always been of an insurgency-ravaged under-developed far-east state of India.
But, the success of 65th Filmfare Awards in Guwahati totally changed the perception, and made everyone happy.
And the happiest lot in Guwahati was the top stars from Bollywood. They were overwhelmed with the Assamese hospitality.
As the stars left Guwahati, they made it a point to shower praises on the Assam Police.
Some of them, including Madhuri Dixit, did not forget to click selfie with the Assam Police personnel before boarding the flight to Mumbai.
After all, under the security cover of Assam Police, all the Bollywood stars felt “totally safe”.
Similarly, their passage from airport to the venue and subsequently to hotels was seamless because of fantastic traffic management.
Some of the Bollywood stars even made it a point to express their gratitude to the Assam Police with their Twitter messages.
Akshay Kumar, who was the highlight of the show, was all in praises for Assam Police.
Could fly in & out in a jiffy only thanks to the superb efficiency of @assampolice. Thank you for ensuring such a smooth experience at the award function in Guwahati. And @sarbanandsonwal ji,it was an absolute pleasure to meet you,thank you once again for your kind hospitality ??
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) February 17, 2020
He tweeted: ‘Could fly in & out in a jiffy only thanks to the superb efficiency of @assampolice. Thank you for ensuring such a smooth experience at the award function in Guwahati. And @sarbanandsonwal ji, it was an absolute pleasure to meet you, thank you once again for your kind hospitality.’
Celebrity filmmaker Karan Johar, who co-hosted the show, also tweeted:
Assam Police @assampolice thank you for your fantastic planning and support at the Filmfare Awards it was very well planned. And respected @sarbanandsonwal ji thank you for hosting us in Awesome Assam @vgjairam @vineetjaintimes @filmfare @jiteshpillaai
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) February 17, 2020
‘Assam Police @assampolice thank you for your fantastic planning and support at the Filmfare Awards it was very well planned. And respected @sarbanandsonwal ji thank you for hosting us in Awesome Assam.’
Playback singer Shilpa Rao in her tweet wrote:
— Shilpa Rao (@shilparao11) February 16, 2020
‘Thank you @assampolice for such efficiency, care and security for us during our visit to glorious #Guwahati for the @filmfare awards.’
Even the organizers of Filmfare went on record to laud the efficiency and discipline of the state police force.
Filmfare on its official Twitter handle wrote:
— Filmfare (@filmfare) February 17, 2020
‘Thank you @assampolice for ensuring a stupendous, smooth & safe experience during the 65th #AmazonFilmfareAwards 2020. A special thank you to respected @sarbanandsonwal ji for so graciously hosting us in #AwesomeAssam.’
All the praises was “dividend” for several weeks of hard work of a group of Assam Police personnel.
Everything was planned and implemented for the Filmfare Award by the Assam Police with utmost precision.
Even the Twitter handle of Assam Police (@assampolice) was in total Bollywood mode 72 hours before the mega Bollywood event in Guwahati.
On February13, the Assam Police posted a meme with two photos of Bollywood star Ayushmann Khurrana to educate people against fake news.
Hair lies the difference!
— Assam Police (@assampolice) February 13, 2020
In the film Bala, Ayushmann had played the role of a bald man, and had tried a number of remedies to cure his premature hair loss.
In the meme, Assam Police portrayed bald Ayushmann’s picture as “news”, and the other photo with a wig as “fake news”.
The meme drew attention of the Twitterati because of the lines added to it: “Hair lies the difference! Don’t be fooled”.
Even on February 12, the Assam Police had tweeted on online safety and password protection with a meme on Riteish Deshmukh in Dhamaal.