Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi took to Twitter with a short poem and a dig at himself on Saturday afternoon, a day after Mumbai Police filed a FIR against him for riding a motorcycle without both a helmet (as mandated by law) and face mask (required coronavirus safety protocol).
“Pyaar humein kis mod pe le aaya! Nikle they nayi bike par hum aur hamari jaan, bina helmet ke kat gaya chalaan (Look where love has left us… we started our journey on a new bike, but were without a helmet and ended up paying a fine),” Mr Oberoi tweeted.
“Riding without a helmet? Mumbai Police will do a checkmate! Thank you Mumbai Police, for making me realise that safety is always most important. Be safe… wear a helmet and face mask,” he added.
On Friday a photograph of Mr Oberoi and his wife, Priyanka Alva Oberoi, riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle on Valentine’s Day was widely shared on social media.
The photograph was from a video shared online by Mr Oberoi, and in the image neither he nor his wife were wearing helmets or face masks.