The Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) lifted the two-month ban on actor Gauahar Khan for flouting Covid-19 guidelines. The association had banned her from shooting for the next 60 days. According to The Times of India, FWICE considered Khan and Alchemy Productions’ request to lift the banon her and let her resume the shoot of her web series.
“Our final meeting in this regard was supposed to happen yesterday [March 30] but for some reason, did not. We met today [April 1] at 5 pm and decided that Gauahar’s punishment can be laxed. But yes, we are giving her a letter that clearly states that she can’t repeat this offence again,” FWICE general secretary Ashok Dubey told The Times of India.
According to the report, sources told ETimes TV that a letter was sent to Khan stating her ban was lifted. The organisation warned her that if this incident is repeated, the ban will be reinstalled and won’t be lifted for a long time.
“You cannot be so negligent again. One more incident of such kind and we shall reinstall the ban and not lift it for a long time. Please learn to value life and don’t endanger others,” the letter stated.
Khan was unavailable for comment when Silverscreen India contacted her.
On March 17, FWICE issued a non-cooperative directive against the actor for two months for violating quarantine rules after testing positive for Covid-19. The ban was implemented a day after the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation filed a First Information Report against her for the same.
The actor was charged under Sections 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of the Indian Penal Code, along with Section 51B (refusal to comply with any direction given by an authority) of the NDMA Act, Section 3 of the Epidemic Diseases Act (penalty under for violating section 188 of the IPC).