Actors Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani have been booked along with a few others for allegedly violating Covid-19 safety restrictions, news agency ANI reported, quoting the Mumbai Police on Wednesday. The official Twitter handle of Mumbai police then proceeded to take a jibe at the stars.
The account shared, "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 Police Station. We request all Mumbaikars to avoid unnecessary ‘Heropanti’ which can compromise on safety against Covid."
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— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) June 3, 2021
Bandra PStn . We request all Mumbaikars to avoid unnecessary ‘Heropanti’ which can compromise on safety against #COVID19
According to The Indian Express, the police commented that the actors were found roaming around the city and could not provide a valid reason to the police for being out of their homes after official lockdown time in Mumbai. "The case was registered under section 188 (Disobeying the order of public servant) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). No arrest was made because it is a bailable section," the police told ANI.
According to the government's orders, all essential shops are allowed to operate between 7am and 2pm. The state of Maharashtra is under lockdown till June 15. This comes a day after the police had stopped Tiger and Disha when they were out for a car ride. As per the Bandra police officials, their car had entered a road that was closed for work. After the police verified their documents, they were asked to take a different route.
The duo is rumoured to be dating each other for a few years now but have not confirmed their relationship publicly. On Instagram, they often drop comments on each other's posts. They have also been on multiple holidays together but have never shared pictures with each other.
In March, they went on a holiday to the Maldives. However, they had to face online flak, as people were upset that their vacation came amid the deadly second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in India. While Disha had shared photos in a bikini at the beach, Tiger had asked his fans to stay safe at home.
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