Vivek Oberoi, who was charged for violating rules after a video of him riding a bike without a helmet and mask went viral, has apologised to Mumbai Police. The actor was slapped a fine of Rs 500 the day before for flouting norms when he took his new Harley Davidson out on a spin, with his wife Priyanka riding pillion.
The incident came to light after he posted a Valentine Day video of the bike-ride with his wife Priyanka Alva-Oberoi on the pillion seat, both seen without the necessary protective gears.
The February 14 short video-post gushed: “What a start of this lovely Valentine’s Day, with Main, Meri Patni or Woh! A refreshing joyride indeed!”, as the couple zoomed away on their electric-blue Harley Davidson bike.
At one point, Oberoi and Priyanka – both sporting jeans and dark top-shirt – were seen interacting with some young boys and girls, a few without the mandatory face-mask, at an unidentified petrol pump, in the western suburbs.
On their late-night bike sojourn, the Oberois sportingly allowed many of the excited girls and a boy – all mask-less – to click selfies with them, ironically, against the backdrop of a huge banner proclaiming Covid-19 protocols to be adhered to!