Mumbai Police to take action against Amitabh Bachchan and Anushka Sharma for riding two-wheelers without helmets
On Monday morning Amitabh Bachchan took to his social media platforms to thank the fan who gave him a lift on his bike
Recently, photos of Amitabh Bachchan taking a ride from a stranger to reach a shoot location on time and of Anushka Sharma riding pillion on her staffer’s scooter to dodge a roadblock went viral on social media. Now, Mumbai Police has said that it will take action against the actors for riding without a helmet.
On Monday morning Bachchan took to his social media platforms to thank the fan who gave him a lift on his bike and ensured that he reaches his film set in time by ditching rush hour Mumbai traffic. Bachchan, shared a picture of him riding a 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 the location of work .. faster and in avoidance of the unsolvable traffic jams .. thank you capped, shorts and yellowed T–shirt owner.”
A video of Anushka Sharma opting for a bike ride also made rounds on social media after several paparazzi shared it on their Instagram handles. In the video, Anushka is seen hopping on to one of her staffer’s scooter in Juhu because of a fallen tree.
Reacting to the photo and video, some Twitter users tagged Mumbai Police and asked them to take action against the stars. Mumbai Police replied to some of them and stated that they “have shared the video with the traffic branch.”
The Santacruz traffic division has been alerted about necessary actions.— Mumbai Traffic Police (@MTPHereToHelp) May 15, 2023
All bike riders are required to wear helmets while riding their bikes in Mumbai. Under sections 129 (which mandates the wearing of protective headgear) and 194 D (punishment for contravening section 129) of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, the traffic police shall impose a fine on bikers riding without helmets.