Police took a jibe at the stars for their foolishness
Bollywood couple Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani have been booked by police for violating Covid-19 rules.
Police found Shroff and Patani roaming around Bandstand Promenade in Mumbai after the 2 pm curfew currently in place in Maharashtra.
Maharashtra is one of the worst-hit areas in India for Covid-19, and case numbers in the state are growing rapidly.
According to the police, the actors could not give a valid reason for being out after the government-imposed curfew.
As a result, the police issued an FIR against the couple.
In a statement, an officer said:
“The case was registered under section 188 (Disobeying the order of public servant) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
“No arrest was made because it is a bailable section.”
Currently, Maharashtra’s essential shops are allowed to be open between 7 am and 2 pm.
Due to the rapid spread of Covid-19 in the state, Maharashtra is under lockdown until June 15, 2021.
Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani’s FIR comes just one day after police stopped the pair while out for a car ride.
According to Bandra police officials, their car entered a road that was closed for work.
After verifying their documents, the police asked them to take a different route.
However, Shroff and Patani are now being mocked for their violations of Covid-19 rules.
Since their booking, Mumbai Police took a jibe at the stars for their foolishness, referencing some of their films.
In the ongoing ‘War’ against the virus, going ‘Malang’ on the streets of Bandra cost dearly to two actors who have been booked under sections 188, 34 IPC by
Bandra PStn . We request all Mumbaikars to avoid unnecessary ‘Heropanti’ which can compromise on safety against #COVID19
— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) June 3, 2021
In a tweet from Thursday, June 3, 2021, Mumbai police said:
“In the ongoing ‘War’ against the virus, going ‘Malang’ on the streets of Bandra cost dearly to two actors who have been booked under sections 188, 34 IPC by Bandra PStn.
“We request all Mumbaikars to avoid unnecessary ‘Heropanti’ which can compromise on safety against #COVID19.”
This is not the first time that Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani have faced criticism for not taking Covid-19 rules seriously.
In March 2021, the Bollywood couple came under fire for taking a holiday in the Maldives amid India’s second wave.
Shroff and Patani were just two of several Bollywood stars criticised for being ‘insensitive’ to the Covid-19 crisis.
Writer Shobhaa Dee slammed the celebrities for soaking up the sun and flaunting a “privileged life” while the less fortunate struggled.
Now, however, stars who faced flack such as Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt are now doing their part to help India’s Covid-19 relief.