NEW DELHI, India- January 17, 2024 – Ahead of the global premiere of the highly anticipated Amazon Original series Indian Police Force, Prime Video and Rohit Shetty Picturez honored the Delhi Police Officers at a special evening ‘Indian Police Ko Salaam’ in the capital city celebrating 75 years of Indian Police Service. The esteemed event was held at the historic National Police Memorial in the august presence of Shri. Sanjay Arora, Police Commissioner of Delhi and Smt. Ritu Arora, President Police Families Welfare Society (PFWS), Delhi who served as the chief guests. The cast – Sidharth Malhotra, Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Vivek Oberoi, creator Rohit Shetty, Amazon team – Sushant Sreeram, Country Director Prime Video, India, Aparna Purohit, Head of Originals, India and Southeast Asia, Prime Video paid homage to the courage, selfless service, unwavering commitment, and fierce patriotism of the Police officers.
The special event commenced with an enchanting musical performance by the Delhi Police Band on patriotic song Ae Mere Watan Ke Logo captivating the audience. The audience also witnessed a magical sand act by renowned sand artist Rahul Arya vividly portraying various facets of the Delhi Police Force’s duties, dynamically capturing moments of bravery, solidarity, and compassion in their daily service. The cast and creator also engaged in an insightful interaction with the Delhi police officers.
Prime Video and Indian Police Force team also felicitated the incredible police officers who work tirelessly to keep the nation safe. The bravehearts were honored under three categories: Bahaduri Awards- For officers who have displayed exemplary courage and fearless commitment to Public Safety, Non-Policing Heroes Award- For recognising outstanding contributions beyond the call of duty Martyrs Award- In the Grateful Remembrance of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. The event not only served as a tribute to the real-life heroes in Khakee Wardi but also heightened the anticipation for the premiere of the Indian Police Force.
“We, as a nation, are a land of storytellers. Our stories offer a window into different cultures, traditions, ideologies, and much more. Indian storytelling is truly vibrant and expansive, and with the advent of streaming services like Prime Video, entertainment has also become a unifying force, bringing together different regions and cultures. At the same time, entertainment also has the power to bring under the spotlight people, institutions and sections of the society that have contributed to building our great nation, and continue to do so. Indian Police Service is one such institution,” said Sushant Sreeram, Country Director, Prime Video India. “As the nation marks 75 years of courageous contributions by the Indian Police Service, we are proud to bring the Amazon Original series Indian Police Force to viewers in India and in more than 240 countries and territories around the world. This gripping action thriller by Rohit Shetty and team is our way of honoring the numerous unsung heroes of the Police force whose selfless acts ensure our safety and security every day.”
“We all know the unconditional sacrifice a police officer gives but the sacrifice of their family is something that not everyone knows. I salute the family of each police officer in India. You are the real heroes who take care of them and keep them motivated to serve the nation. We are standing today at the National Police Memorial which recognizes the sacrifices of 35,000 police personnel, not only have we lost these valuable lives, these courageous officers but also those 35,000 families have lost a member of their family. It’s very important to highlight the significance of the selfless service by the police force and value their valor and courage,” said filmmaker Rohit Shetty.
“I am thrilled to have this opportunity to express my deepest gratitude to all the bravehearts, who work selflessly and tirelessly, to ensure that each one of us continues to feel safe every day and night,” said Aparna Purohit, Head of Originals, India and Southeast Asia, Prime Video. “My heartfelt appreciation also goes to their families; pillars of bravery and resilience, serving as the unwavering support behind our police officers, who face each day with a smile. It is therefore a privilege to introduce the next chapter in Rohit Shetty’s cop universe, Amazon Original series – Indian Police Force. This gripping, action-packed drama aims to portray the true heroism and bravery of the Indian Police Service. Our intent is to showcase not just the valor of our Police force, but also the beating heart within each Police officer.”
The action-packed series marks the digital directorial debut of Rohit Shetty who brings the next chapter of his iconic cop universe to streaming. The series promises to be an entertainment extravaganza that pays a heartfelt tribute to the selfless service, unwavering commitment, and fierce patriotism of Indian police officers who put everything on the line in their call of duty to keep the nation safe. Created by Rohit Shetty and directed by Rohit Shetty and Sushwanth Prakash, the series features Sidharth Malhotra, Shilpa Shetty and Vivek Oberoi in lead roles along with Shweta Tiwari, Nikitin Dheer, Rituraj Singh, Mukesh Rishi, Lalit Parimoo in pivotal roles. The seven-episode series is set to premiere exclusively on January 19, 2024, on Prime Video in India and across more than 240 countries and territories worldwide.
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