Actors Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani had an FIR registered against them on Wednesday after Mumbai Police found the two violating Covid-19 restrictions and reportedly being out in a public place during curfew without a valid reason. The Twitter page of Mumbai Police specified that the actors were booked under sections 188, 34 IPC by Bandra police station.
Shroff and Patani, according to ANI, were found roaming at Mumbai’s Bandstand Promenada after 2 pm. Without taking any names, the Twitter account of Mumbai Police confirmed the news by writing, “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 COVID-19.”
According to a report in the Indian Express, when a photographer put up a post about the two roaming around on the streets, Shroff’s mother, Ayesha Shroff, responded by writing, “You got your facts wrong my dear. They were heading home and cops were checking Aadhaar cards on the way. No one is interested in ‘roaming’ at a time like this. Please get your facts right before saying such things. Thank you!” She added, “For your information, it is permitted to go out for essentials.”
However, her post has since been deleted.
As per the order issued by the Maharashtra government, all essential shops in the state are allowed to operate between 7 am and 2 pm. The state is under lockdown until June 15.
While Shroff and Patani have been booked, no arrests have been made as it is a bailable offense.
Earlier, in March, actor Gauahar Khan was also booked by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for flouting Covid-19 measures. The FIR was filed because Khan had tested positive for the virus and instead of staying in quarantine, she had gone out to shoot for a film. In February, actor Vivek Oberoi was also booked for not using a mask while riding a bike outside with his wife.