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Traffic star Manoj Bajpayee urges fans to pledge organs and save lives

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published May 3, 2016, 3:15 pm IST
Updated May 3, 2016, 3:58 pm IST
Manoj has joined hands with Deccan Chronicle, to promote the initiative of organ donation.
Manoj Bajpayee will be playing a traffic constable, who takes up the task of delivering a heart to a patient in another location.
 Manoj Bajpayee will be playing a traffic constable, who takes up the task of delivering a heart to a patient in another location.

After the critically-acclaimed ‘Aligarh’, Manoj Bajpayee is gearing up for the release of Late Rajesh Pillai's ‘Traffic’. The film that revolves around organ donation, has Manoj playing the role of a traffic constable, who takes up the task of delivering a heart to a patient in another location, amidst Mumbai's traffic.

Apart form making headlines for his noble works towards Mumbai’s Traffic police, Manoj has also joined hands with Deccan Chronicle, to promote the initiative of organ donation. ‘Traffic’, that is a remake of a 2011 Malayalam film of the same name, was inspired from an actual event that happened in Chennai, where a doctor couple donated organs of their 15-year-old son who died in a road accident.

 

The young boy’s heart was transported to another hospital for a girl who required heart transplant. The journey, which would’ve taken close to 45 minutes with traffic, was completed in 11 minutes as the police cleared the way and gave green signal for the ambulance to pass.

According to reports, in the past year, the traffic police in Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Indore, Gurugram and Hyderabad have worked to create a ‘Green Corridor’. This corridor is a special travel route sans red lights, often used to facilitate transportation of a donor’s live heart for a transplant operation.

 

‘Traffic’ that also stars Jimmy Shergill, Divya Dutta and Prosenjit Chatterjee, is set to hit the silver screen on 6 May.

 

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