Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation chief Praveen Pardeshi earlier this week took around 300 civic body officials to watch Mission Mangal at Plaza cinema, Bombay. The intention was to motivate the employees to do their best. The film, starring Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan, is about the Mars mission of India and how ISRO scientists worked hard for the love of the country to make the seemingly impossible mission, possible.
Meanwhile, memes about the potholes on Bombay’s streets, which are the responsibility of the BMC, continued to do the rounds of the WhatsApp circuit and it was only a coincidence that the BMC chief decided to take his staff for a film which was about the crater-filled Mars. Akshay Kumar joined the civic personnel in the last 15 minutes of the film and interacted with them after the show.