Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan has been in the news recently for riding pillion on a bike without a helmet. The Mumbai Police reacted to the visuals of the ride and fined several Bollywood celebrities in the past for violating traffic rules and not wearing helmets. However, Amitabh Bachchan has now clarified that he didn’t break any traffic rules and was just “fooling around.”
In his post, the actor wrote, “It is Sunday… formal permission was taken for the shoot at a lane in Ballard Estate… permission was sought for Sunday because all offices are shut and there is no public or traffic. One lane in the region blocked off by police permission for shoot .. the lane is barely 30-40 metres. The dress I wear is my costume for the film. And… I am just fooling around by getting on the bike, of a crew member… Not even moving anywhere, but giving the impression that I travelled to save time… (sic).”
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The veteran actor further added, “But yes, I would do it if there was a problem of punctuality .. and wear a helmet and follow all the rules and regulations of the traffic guidelines… I am not the only one that does this… had seen Akshay Kumar do this to get to a location on time… wore helmet etc., on the bike of his security person .. no one could recognise it… and it was rapid and efficient .. and it worked well… Thank you all for your concern and your care and love and your spanking me and trolling (sic)”
He signed off by saying, “And sorry , people , for causing concern and giving any wrong concept of breaking traffic rules .. I did not .. love all of you.”
The Mumbai Police have fined several Bollywood celebrities in the past for violating traffic rules and not wearing helmets. Actors Vivek Oberoi, Kunal Kemmu, and Sara Ali Khan have all been fined for similar offenses. Amitabh Bachchan‘s clarification comes after Anushka Sharma was caught in a similar situation. A video surfaced online showing her hopping on a bike with her bodyguard to avoid a roadblock. Just like Bachchan, Sharma was seen without a helmet during the ride. Her bodyguard was also not wearing one.
Amitabh Bachchan And Anushka Sharma To Face Police Action For Riding Bikes Without Helmets
Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan and Anushka Sharma have recently come under fire for riding bikes without helmets in Mumbai. The celebrities opted for bike rides to beat the notorious Mumbai traffic while commuting to work. However, several users were upset after the actors along with their riders failed to wear helmets during their rides and complained to Mumbai police tagging them.
The Mumbai police have taken note of the situation and have shared the information with the traffic branch. The police have also assured the public that they will take action against the actors for violating traffic rules. Fans look up to their idols and get inspired by them, and celebrities are equally expected to conduct themselves in a way that doesn’t put their fans in the wrong lane.
On Monday morning Bachchan took to his social media platforms to thank the fan who gave him a lift on his bike and made sure that the megastar reaches his film set in time by ditching rush hour Mumbai traffic. Bachchan, shared a picture of him riding pillion on the bike and wrote, “Thank you for the ride buddy .. don’t know you .. but you obliged and got me on time to location of work .. faster and in avoidance of the unsolvable traffic jams .. thank you capped , shorts and yellowed T – shirt owner.”
While some praised the two stars for their down-to-earth personalities, there were some who pointed out that both Amitabh and Anushka were riding bikes without helmets. Netizens came forward to tag Mumbai police on the posts. Social media users wrote on Amitabh’s post: “Missing helmets for both rider and pillion. @MumbaiPolice please take note!”
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