Mumbai Police has issued an e-challan to Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi for flouting rules and riding a bike without helmet. The Santacruz traffic police fined the actor after social activist Meenu Varghese requested Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh and the state police to take action against him for violating the traffic rules. She had re-shared a video which was originally posted by Vivek on Valentine's Day 2021.
Oberoi had shared a video with his wife wherein he was seen riding a Harley Davidson without a helmet. The ‘PM Narendra Modi’ actor posted the video along with the caption, "What a start of this lovely valentine's day with Main, Meri patni aur woh! A refreshing joyride indeed!"
Oberoi was penalized Rs 500 by the traffic police after he posted the video of himself riding a bike without a helmet, a report in PTI said.
The government has made it mandatory for all the citizens to wear a face mask as a precautionary measure against Coronavirua. Vivek Oberoi and his wife flouted the norms as they didn’t wear the mask. Mumbai mayor Kishori Pednekar has hinted that the government couple impose another lockdown as the city has witnessed a surge in the number of COVID-19 cases.