Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi has been slapped a superb of Rs 500 for flouting norms by riding his newly acquired motorbike without carrying a helmet and a face-mask, officers stated right here on Saturday.
The incident got here to mild after he posted a Valentine Day video of the bike-ride together with his spouse Priyanka Alva-Oberoi on the pillion seat, each seen without the mandatory protecting gears.
The February 14 brief video-post gushed: “What a start of this lovely Valentine’s Day, with Main, Meri Patni or Woh! A refreshing joyride indeed!”, because the couple zoomed away on their electric-blue Harley Davidson bike.
At one level, Oberoi and Priyanka, each sporting denims and darkish top-shirt, had been seen interacting with some younger girls and boys, just a few without the necessary face-mask, at an unidentified petrol pump, within the western suburbs.
On their late-night bike sojourn, the Oberois sportingly allowed lots of the excited women and a boy, all mask-less, to click on selfies with them, paradoxically, in opposition to the backdrop of an enormous banner proclaiming Covid-19 protocols to be adhered to!
Taking observe social activist Binu Varghese Tweeted the video and stated: “Actor Vivek Oberoi flouts traffic safety rules as well as health safety rules by riding a bike without helmet and not wearing a (face) mask. This sends a wrong message to the youth hence he should be fined for the same”.
He additionally tagged alongside the Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, Mumbai Police, BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation and others which led to the e-challan being issued by Asst. Police Inspector Nandkishor Jadhav of Mumbai Traffic Police Santacruz Division late on Friday.
Since the actor was flouting the Covid-19 protocols of not carrying a face-mask in public, he can be booked individually for violating the pandemic orders and SOPs, officers indicated. - IANS