14 June, 2021

Chulbul Pandey: A Sequel

‘Robinhood of Bihar’? DGP Gupteshwar Pandey rides on the fame he got with the Sushant Singh Rajput case. Coming soon: a music video…and a political career?

Chulbul Pandey: A Sequel

Thana mein baithe on duty/Bajawein haye Pandeyji seeti. Gupteswar Pandey may not exactly whistle on duty but he is all set to make a song and dance of his newfound fame as the ‘Robinhood of Bihar’ much like Chulbul Pandey, the singing-dancing cop played by Salman Khan in Dabangg 2. Pandey, the Bihar Director General of Police (DGP), is all set to feature in a music video by Deepak Thakur of Bigg-Boss fame. The video will be released on September 20.

The police chief has been in the spotlight in the Sushant Singh Rajput case, most famously for his vitriolic criticism of Mumbai Police for “ill-treatment” meted out to a team of Bihar Police which had gone to the Maharashtra capital to probe the case. A  1987 batch IPS officer, Gupteshwar Pandey has a huge fan following on social media—he has 7.7 lakh followers on Facebook and 2.5 lakh followers on Twitter which he joined only in April 2020.

A teaser of the music video, titled ‘Robinhood Bihar ke’ in Hindi, shows the police officer in full police uniform...

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