Bollywood actor Aditi Rao Hydari found herself on the wrong side of Noida’s roads when traffic police stopped her car for violating traffic rules.
The actress, who was in Noida to attend an event on Saturday, was stopped when her vehicle took a wrong turn near the Centre Stage Mall T-point in Sector-18. Her staff, however, attempted to pay their way through to ensure the vehicle was allowed.
According to a news report in the Times of India, Dharmendra Yadav, traffic inspector of Noida Sector-18, caught the car taking the wrong turn when it was coming from Radisson.
“They should have gone straight but the driver took the shortcut. I stopped the car and asked the driver to show his license, when people sitting in another car stepped out and told me, ‘Celebrity hain, jaane dijiye, Rs 10,000-20,000 le kar mamla dafa kariye’. Par maine kaha challan to katna padega aur challan keval Rs 700 ka hai, apko zyada paise kyun dene hain? (There is a celebrity in the car, let us go. With Rs 10,000 – Rs 20,000, let us go. But I said I’ll have to issue a challan, which is only Rs 700. Why do you want to pay me more?)”
Yadav said the people made a call to DLF mall’s management who also requested that the car be let through.
“I think she had to go to gate number 6 and the driver took the wrong turn.”
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As the matter remained unresolved for a few more minutes, Yadav said Hydari stepped out of the car and walked to the mall with her team.
“We have seized the driver’s papers. I didn’t know that she was a celebrity, main unko nahin pehchanta tha (I do not recognise her),” the traffic cop said.
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