Nov 11, 2013

Sania Mirza's Film to Boost Morale of Women Techies in Hyderabad

She is bold, beautiful and took the glam quotient in tennis up by a few notches. Hyderabad's own tennis sensation Sania Mirza is all set to don a new avatar to boost morale of women, particularly information technology (IT) professionals, working in the Madhapur-Gachibowli IT corridor. After the infamous abduction and rape of a 22-year-old techie, Cyberabad police have reportedly roped in the tennis star to feature in a short film. Apart from the techie case, two more minors were raped in the Cyberabad commissionerate limits in the last fortnight.

Sources in the Cyberabad police said the short film, being made by police in coordination with some IT companies, would also feature a few Tollywood actors. The film would spell out 'Dos and Don'ts' for women if someone misbehaves or takes them for a ride. It will also reveal the measures to be taken to have safe transport and the way to avoid getting into trouble. The film would be screened at theatres, IT companies and other media channels.

When contacted, Cyberabad commissioner CV Anand was extremely guarded about the role of Sania Mirza and only said production work was on. "At this juncture, I cannot tell you as the production work is going on and it is a matter of a few days before it will be complete and ready for launch,'' Anand said. It is not clear whether the popular personalities likely to feature in the short film are doing it as their bit for social responsibility or for a price.

However, the fact is that an additional deputy commissioner of police-rank woman officer has been assigned the task of making the film and a team of police officials and IT employees were busy making the film using jargon like 'Action' and 'Cut'. The short film is likely to have graphics with a mix of drama. Deloitte employees are giving technical support to police in making of documentary. "A team of police and Deloitte employees are working on this audio video movie,'' Cyberabad Security Council secretary V Srinivas Prasad told, Several attempts to contact Sania Mirza's father Imran Mirza on his phone and mail to get a confirmation whether his daughter was indeed part of the project failed as he was unavailable.