Darr Meets Pink: U.P. Police gets creative with lessons on consent courtesy Bollywood

Lucknow: Brushing aside its rather tough and brash demeanour, now cops in the state are getting even more creative with catchy messages that it sends out on social media to make a point. U.P Police is using films to teach consent to a larger audience. Now the U.P. Police is depicting social issues to shape our understanding of consent. Coming handy in that messaging are Bollywood films, something that is influencing those with impressionable minds.

In a video combining two clips from the 1993 Juhi Chawla and Shah Rukh Khan starrer Darr and Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu  film Pink of 2016, UP Police tries asserting importance of consent.

The video that is going viral has parts of Darr’s song Jaadu Teri Nazar starring Juhi. The lyrics of the song say Tu ha kar ya na kar, tu hai meri Kiran. After this, the video is Amitabh standing in the courtroom saying the famous dialogue of Pink, ‘No means no.’

At the end, UP Police gives the message that when Kiran says no, it means no. The Police share numbers 112 and 1090 where women can report unwanted advances

Directed by Yash Chopra, Darr was the story of a stalker who harassed a woman and her fiance and even attempted to murder him. Years after the movie was released, it has been criticised for glorifying stalking. Pink a women-centric movie that delves into the many nuances of the idea of consent.

Twitter users are appreciating the unique way adopted by UP Police. A user named Urmi said that she wishes this effort was made earlier. She added the movie Darr glorified stalkers should not have been made at all.

A user named Ruchi Pandey said that UP Police is getting creative while Uday Yadav called them ‘entertaining.’

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