The Mumbai police has issued a hefty fine on two motorcycle riders who were not wearing helmets while providing lifts to Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan and Anushka Sharma. These two Bollywood celebs were recently seen riding pillion after they chose to skip their cars in order to beat traffic.
A few days back, Amitabh Bachchan had asked a stranger for a lift because he was stuck in a jam. The actor shared the picture on his social media handles.
A day later, paparazzi caught Anushka Sharma riding a pillion on a motorcycle with her bodyguard to avoid the traffic.
Netizens spoke about how these two celebrities, with massive social media following, were flouting the mandatory helmet rule. Mumbai police sprung to action and imposed a fine on riders of two motorcycles for not wearing a helmet. “Amitabh and Anushka both have been fined through their riders for bike rides without helmets on Mumbai roads,” a senior police official told PTI. The fines are ₹1,000 and ₹10,000 respectively.
The Mumbai police shared copies of the challan on their social media handles. Take a look at the tweet here.
This move has evoked a lot of mixed responses from netizens. Here’s what people had to say about it.
Always follow the traffic rules, guys.