Gul, Purab face flak for driving sans helmet
Actors Gul Panag and Purab Kohli who were in capital to promote their upcoming film Turning 30 at Delhi University are under fire for riding bike without wearing helmets. Read on...entertainment Updated: Jan 11, 2011 13:53 IST
Actors Gul Panag and Purab Kohli who were in capital to promote their upcoming film Turning 30 at Delhi University are under fire for riding bike without wearing helmets.
Stars and crew of the film including actress Gul Panag and actor Purab Kohli were riding their Royal Enfield bikes at DU as part of a promotional event on Monday, sans their helmets, reported Mid Day."I wish these youth icons did not ignore their social responsibility amidst these promotional activities. Youngsters are very sensitive and they often ape celebrities. Wearing a helmet would have hardly have made a huge difference but it would have sent a positive message," said Shweta Tomar, a BSc student at Delhi University told Mid Day.
But Gul Panag might heave a sigh of relieve as the law exempts women from wearing helmets. But an action might be taken against other cast and crew members who were riding bikes without helmets.
"Women are not prosecuted for driving without helmets as the law was amended. They are exempted but as the case has come to our notice and other bikers have violated the law, we will take the details of the bike owners and prosecute them," told Satyendra Garg, Joint Commissioner of Police (traffic) to the tabloid.