On Valentine’s Day, Vivek Anand Oberoi took to social media to share a video he took his wife, Priyanak Alva, for a joyride on his new bike at midnight on the empty streets of Mumbai. At a petrol station, Vivek also greeted and met his fans and clicked selfies with them. While the video met with love from his fans, it received lot of backlash from other netizens who called him irresponsible for not wearing a helmet while riding the bike and a mask during the on-going Covid-19 pandemic.
Soon, the Mumbai Police issued an e-challan to the actor-producer for driving without a helmet and flouting traffic rules. An FIR was also filed against Vivek for not adhering to Covid-19 guidelines.
Today, he shared a video on Instagram and Twitter where he dedicated a post to the Mumbai Police. But what grabbed the attention of the netizens is that he shared the message in a rather hilarious way as he emulated Pakistani influencer Dananeer Mobeen who inspired the popular ‘pawri’ meme fest.
In the video, he points out to his bike and then flashes the e-challan issued to him. Using hashtags, Vivek also urged everyone to wear a helmet while driving and prioritise their safety. He captioned the video, “This is for you @MumbaiPolice #pawtikatgayihai #PawriNahiHoRahiHai . . . @MumbaiPolice #SaathiyaOfSafety #WearHelmet #WearMask #SafetyFirst”
Check out the post here:
Needless to say, the video has left his followers in splits.
On February 20, he took to Twitter and apologised to the Mumbai police for breaching road safety rules and wrote, “Pyaar humein kis mod pe le aaya!Nikle they nayi bike par hum aur hamari jaan, bina helmet ke kat gaya chalaan!Riding without a helmet?Mumbai police will do a checkmate!Thank u @mumbaipolice for making me realise that safety is always most important. Be safe,Wear a helmet & a mask”.