'Gauahar Khan is a law-abiding citizen and complying with all the norms of BMC'
...says her team as reports surface about a case being filed against the actor for flouting COVID-19 guidelines
On Monday, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation had filed a police case against a Bollywood actor for allegedly violating COVID-19 guidelines. While the BMC did not disclose the name, reports suggested that it was filed against Gauahar Khan.
Responding to these claims, the actor's team clarified that the actor tested negative for COVID-19 and has been complying with all the necessary norms.
"For everyone sending their best wishes and concern for Gauahar Khan, here's the latest report. She's tested negative in multiple reports. She's a law abiding citizen and complying with all the norms of BMC," the statement read. "This is to appeal for all the speculation to be put to an end. Gauahar Khan is cooperating with everything that the BMC requires," it further said.
Through the statement, her team further urged the media to not "indulge in speculation" especially when Gauahar is recovering from the loss of her father. "She's going through everything that is expected from her by the BMC. So with folded hands we want Gauahar's time to her self, respectfully, and let her heart heal in this mourning time," the statement read.
The civic body, in a release on Monday, said that despite being infected by the virus, an actor moved out in public places and took part in shootings, which led the BMC to file a case. It had also tweeted a copy of the FIR.
No Compromise On City’s Safety!— माझी Mumbai, आपली BMC (@mybmc) March 15, 2021
BMC has filed an FIR against a Bollywood actor for non-compliance to COVID19 guidelines on testing positive.
The rules apply to all alike and we urge citizens to follow all guidelines and help the city beat the virus.#NaToCorona pic.twitter.com/Qp9J21OLcS