Vijay from ‘Zanjeer’ in his bright ‘khakhee’ uniform, the famous ‘Mere Paas Maa Hai’ scene from ‘Deewar’ and many more have come alive at a newly-constructed open-air canteen in Reserve Police Line of Keonjhar.
Following a ‘Police in Bollywood’ theme, it has been christened as ‘Cops-Bollywood Canteen’. “This is an open-air canteen adjacent to the pond, children’s park and temple. There are a few canteens/restaurants in India, themed on Bollywood and police. However, this would be first-of-its-kind,” said SP (Keonjhar) J N Pankaj.
The purpose of opening this canteen, was to provide the policemen an environment where they can chill out after a rigorous and routine life. “They are always into serious work and they too, like any other human being, need a recreational space to hang out,” he said. The idea of opening this stemmed from a show on Travel XP, he added.