Former NCB Zonal Head Sameer Wankhede and his wife, actress Kranti Redkar, recently joined the podcast of Amrita Rao and RJ Anmol to discuss their personal lives and more. Addressing Sameer’s professional challenges, Kranti expressed her disappointment with the way people make allegations against him without considering his dedication and methods of work.
Kranti shared a poignant incident involving her brother-in-law’s experience accompanying Sameer on a mission in Dongri. She recounted, “My brother-in-law is also in the police force. One day he went with Sameer for an operation in Dongri. He came home, and he was numb. He told me to tell Sameer not to go ahead and lead the team on the front foot. He said, ‘Kranti, please tell Sameer not to go ahead. One bullet is enough. Tell him to stay a little behind. He goes ahead in front of the people who carry various arms with them.’ I sometimes feel bad whenever people who are incapable put the blame for extortions on Sameer. I have cleaned Sameer’s blood-stained shirts and torn pants. I have cleaned the mud from his shoes. I have witnessed everything. His work is phenomenal.”
Sameer also shared insights into the challenging period he faced during his tenure with the NCB, particularly when he was under scrutiny due to various allegations related to the Aryan Khan case. He emphasized the support he received from Kranti during this time. “When that phase was happening, I was so happy seeing that Kranti was with me. I am not scared of death, and I have told Kranti that if something happens to me, she is capable of handling my daughters. That is why I also go ahead and always stay on the front foot,” he stated.
The couple’s candid revelations shed light on the personal sacrifices and challenges they have faced due to Sameer’s professional commitments. Their openness offers a glimpse into the resilience required to navigate the complexities of law enforcement and public perception.