Varun Dhawan to get E-Challan by Mumbai Police For Taking Selfie With Fan, Actor Later Apologizes for Breaking Rule
An attempt to oblige a fan’s request for a ‘selfie’ has landed Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan in deep trouble with the Mumbai Police. Varun noticed that when his car stopped at a signal, a girl from an auto standing next to his car was trying to click a photo of him. Immediately, he lowered his windows, took the phone from the girl and clicked a selfie with her. Now while the fan has zoomed away happily, the Mumbai Police is not too happy with this act and have reprimanded Varun publicly through their Twitter handle. The tweet by Mumbai Police said that while these adventures might look good onscreen, Varun should stay away from doing such things in real life. It also said that an e-challan is on its way, and the next time this happens, a stricter action will be taken. The actor was quick to apologize and said he will be more careful going forward.
Incidentally, the scene of Varun clicking a photo with his fan by leaning out of his car window was captured by a photojournalist. This photo appeared in the tabloid, Mid-day. The Mumbai Police did not like this open ‘flouting of rules’ of not wearing a seatbelt and leaning out of the vehicle. They took to Twitter to warn Varun. The tweet reads: @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.’
Here is Tweet from Mumbai Police’s official Twitter handle:
.@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
This is how Varun Dhawan responded:
My apologies Our cars weren’t moving since we were at a traffic signal and I didn’t want to hurt the sentiment of a fan but next time I’ll keep safety in mind and won’t encourage this. https://t.co/MEJk56EksG
— Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) November 23, 2017
The Tweeple have come to Varun’s rescue and pointed out several others who have flouted this rule.
Many users tweeted this photo:
Here is another example:
inko kaun bhejega e-challan bina helmet ke liye?? pic.twitter.com/jAjsanMmRs
— Secret Santa (@Secret_Saanta) November 23, 2017
A Policeman flouting the rule?
Kindly zoom in and See Policeman walking on track,
Captured Yesterday at Vadala Station between 11:10 am – 11.20 am pic.twitter.com/mJf01lv7El
— Akshay Gohil (@Akshay_0690) November 23, 2017
While some had fun creating memes
And some applauded the Mumbai Police
Well done mumbai police, not only bollywood sons and daughters of rich people care least about rules all need to be taught
— अमित कारिया (@amit_karia99) November 23, 2017
Actors are often faced with a photo request from fans who are eager to take a selfie with them. Most of the time, actors try and oblige. But should it be at the cost of flouting rules? And is it justified to argue that Varun is not the only one to break rules? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.