‘Labelling traffic officials as bribe-seekers, irresponsible’
Actor Manoj Bajpayee, who plays a traffic constable in his upcoming thriller Traffic, says that terming all traffic officials as bribe-seekers is an irresponsible act, since it is the common man who offers bribes to them.
“It is easy to say that traffic officials take money (bribe), but it is the common man who offers bribe to the traffic police. From your experiences you also know that no one allows their license to get confiscated. Calling all of them (traffic policemen), bribe-seekers will be a very irresponsible action of ours,” said Manoj.
In the film, Manoj plays a traffic constable who has committed a mistake and lost all respect. A situation where a heart has to be transported from one place to another in the extreme traffic of Mumbai, offers him the challenge to gain that lost respect, a challenge he takes up despite the risks associated with it. About the challenges of a traffic constable, Manoj said: “In the extreme heat, standing for 30 minutes, while you’re waiting for a bus, the glow on your face vanishes, but they do about 18 hours duty, while being away from their families.”