With the sudden surge in Covid-19 cases, several states including Maharastra induced strict lockdown restrictions to curb the rising number of coronavirus patients. People were not allowed to step out unnecessarily, and were asked to stay at home until very important. Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani, however, did not take these restrictions seriously. They were reportedly booked for flouting lockdown rules.

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According to a report in the Indian Express, the police officials registered a case under Section 188 (disobeying the order of public servant) of the Indian Penal Code and Section 34 (common intention) against Shroff and Patani and their driver “They are celebrities,” said a police official. “We did so to set an example so that others refrain from travelling outside during curfew timings and abide by the lockdown norms,” they added.

While Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani have not addressed the issue yet, the Bhaagi actor’s mother Ayesha Shroff denied the claims. She replied to a paparazzi post and revealed that no FIR had been registered. “They were heading home and cops were checking Aadhaar cards on the way. No one is interested in “roaming” at a time like this. Please get your facts right before saying such things. Thank you,” said Ayesha Shroff.

She also responded to a user who questioned why the actors were out in the first place. “For your information, it is permitted to go out for essentials,” she added. “Instead of bringing people down how come no one writes about the free meals he’s providing to front line workers! That’s because he himself doesn’t talk about it! So don’t judge till you know. Thank you.” she snapped back.

Post the news of Shroff and Patani being booked came out, Mumbai Police also took to their social media platforms to confirm the news. The now-viral tweet that they had posted read, ‘In the ongoing ‘War’ against the virus, going ‘Malang’ on the streets of Bandra cost dearly to two actors who have been booked under sections 188, 34 IPC by Bandra PSTN. We request all Mumbaikars to avoid unnecessary ‘Heropanti’ which can compromise on safety against #COVID19.’