The police issued an e-challan when pictures of the actor leaning out of his car for a selfie with a fan in other vehicle on a busy street surfaced in a newspaper.
Varun Dhawan apologizes to Mumbai police for violating traffic rules
Mumbai - 23 Nov 2017 13:56 IST
Updated : 17:53 IST
Actor Varun Dhawan got himself into trouble after leaning out of his car to click a selfie with a fan who was travelling in an autorickshaw on a busy street. Acting quickly, the Mumbai police booked him for violating traffic rules.
The issue came to light when a daily published a picture of Dhawan going about his stunt with the fan. The police then shared the picture on their Twitter handle and informed Dhawan that an e-challan had been issued in his name.
.@Varun_dvn These adventures surely work on D silver screen but certainly not on the roads of Mumbai! U have risked ur life,ur admirer’s & few others. V expect better from a responsible Mumbaikar & youth icon like U! An E-Challan is on d way 2 ur home. Next time, V will B harsher pic.twitter.com/YmdytxspGY— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) November 23, 2017
The swift action against a celebrity was applauded by Twitter users and the post went viral in no time. Dhawan, on his part, apologized for his act. In an official statement, he said, “My apologies. Our cars weren’t moving since we were at a traffic signal and I didn’t want to hurt the sentiments of a fan, but next time I’ll keep safety in mind and won’t encourage this.”
Replying to this statement, the police put the actor in a further quandary by questioning the presence of a photographer on the street to capture the moment.
Quite a galactic coincidence for the photographer to be on the same signal to capture your gesture, in a good intent nevertheless risky. Leaning out even in a stationary vehicle can be distracting for others considering your popularity. Glad you took our message in d right spirit https://t.co/jKqosfH6V3— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) November 23, 2017