Top cop launches ‘Salaam Chennai’ featuring CSK men

Chennai: ‘Salaam Chennai’ a music video featuring three time champions IPL franchisee Chennai Super Kings (CSK) cricketers, was launched on Saturday the relentless effort putin by the frontline warriors involned in Covid-19 duty.

Greater Chennai City Police Commissioner Mahesh Kumar Aggarwal launched the ‘Salaam Chennai’ song video in the presence of music director Ghibran and senior police officials.

The video salutes the relentless work put in by the Covid-19 frontline workers, besides highlighting the need to prevent the spread of virus by wearing face masks, maintaining physical distancing norms and adopting personal hygiene.

The song was composed by Ghibran and the lyrics was penned by Karthik Netha, Featuring cricketers Murali Vijay, Harbhajan Singh, Suresh Raina and Laxmipathy Balaji, the short film was made by Happy Unicorn, directed by Avinash Hariharan.

Speaking on the occasion, Aggarwal said the ‘Salaam Chennai’ song was created to celebrate and salute the selflessness of frontline workers, who have put their lives at risk and worked during this crucial juncture.

The basic idea was to spread the message that “We shall overcome this together” and enliven the spirits of people so that they could bounce back with high spirits, he added.

He said that despite more than 2,400 police personnel getting exposed to the COVID-19 virus, the city police personnel have been discharging their duties with the same level of commitment.

Avinash said, “the cricketers instantly responded by sending their videos from the safety of their own homes. They took this inspiring thought a step further by saluting the warriors in their style. The film was shot with a lot of constraints with minimum crew and by following strict safety precautions.”


NT Bureau