For this S-I, Sabse Bada Mujrim in real life is similar to one in reel

LucknowSPOT the difference S-I Anand Kumar Ojha, also an actor

WHEN traffic sub-inspector (S-I) Anand Kumar Ojha, who was patrolling the Shaheed Path — a bypass on the outskirts of Lucknow — came to know on Monday that a 22-year-old girl was being abducted in an autorickshaw, he immediately "followed" the vehicle. This was not something new for him, as Ojha does the same act over and over again in his reel life.

A 2001-batch S-I, currently posted in the Lucknow traffic police, Ojha is also an actor. His first Bhojpuri movie was released this September.

"Days like these make me feel content about being a policeman. A few days ago, some villagers were injured in an accident and we took them to the hospital. Another day, we recovered a stolen car. I always try to give my 100 per cent on duty, perhaps to satisfy my creative thirst. Otherwise, this job often seems monotonous," said 37-year-old Ojha, whose passion has always been acting.

Though he has acted in various plays and short films, his first movie Sabse Bada Mujrim was released in September. He plays the character of a brother among three — the main protagonists. One brother's role is played by Ashiqui fame actor Rahul Roy. "Currently, I have an offer of a Bengali film and some Bhojpuri films. But I choose only those films whose shooting I can complete without disturbing my job as a policeman," he said, hoping that one day he will gets to act in a Hindi movie.

It is because of his passion for acting that his seniors allow him leave for shooting, he said. Before joining the Lucknow traffic police last year, Ojha had been a part of the chief minister's security.

Ojha, who hails from a small village in Bihar's Bhojpur district, said: "My father is a farmer. Like my other relatives, he does not understand the urge to do something creative. No one in my family understands why I am so crazy about acting. But this is what gives me a sense of completeness," said Ojha, whose role model is Amitabh Bachchan.

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