Amitabh Bachchan clarifies cycling was filmed; no rules violated


Amitabh Bachchan clarifies not wearing a helmet while riding a motorcycle in Mumbai. The actor clarified that the photo was taken on a closed road with all the necessary permits, allowing him to ride without a helmet. The Mumbai traffic police made the clarification after noticing his recent photos on Instagram.

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May 17, 2023 at 12:39 am

In one image he posted, Amitabh Bachchan is seen riding on the back seat of a “stranger”.The actor clarified that the photo was taken on location, where he was sitting behind a crew member (amitabhbachchan/Instagram)

In an Instagram post, Amitabh Bachchan claimed he decided to hitch a ride from a stranger on the road in order to get to the filming location on time. The image caption reads, “Thank you for your ride partner..don’t know you..but you are obligated to get me to work on time..faster and avoid unresolvable traffic jams..thank u shorts and yellowed T shirt boss.”

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To be fair, neither the picture nor the description indicates that the picture is from a film shoot or is a joke. As a result, social media users were quick to point out that the actor and motorcyclist were not wearing helmets, violating traffic laws.

Bachchan seems to be going back to the whole situation, writing on his personal blog, “Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh …?No safety…?You loved ones take care..?Then..No helmets..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! On a driveway in Ballard Estate. Permits sought Sunday as all offices All closed, no public spaces or traffic. One driveway in the area is blocked off by the police for filming permission. The driveway is only 30-40 meters away. The dress I’m wearing is my movie costume..Aand..I’m just wandering around on my bike , a crew.. didn’t even move anywhere, but gave the impression that I was traveling to save time..”

Bachchan further added that if there were “punctuality issues,” he would continue to do so. He went on to say he would wear a helmet and obey traffic rules.

“But yes, if there is a punctuality issue, I do it… wear a helmet and follow all the rules and regulations of traffic guidelines… I’m not the only one who does this… see Akshay Kumar doing it on time Arrived at the location..wearing helmet etc., on his security guard’s one recognized..and it was fast and effective..and it worked well..,” he said.

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Not only Amitabh Bachchan but also actor Anushka Sharma was also spotted riding with her bodyguards to a spot as a back seat. Neither the actor nor her bodyguards were wearing helmets, angering netizens who demanded action from the Mumbai police. According to Mumbai’s traffic regulations, both the rider and the rear seat of a two-wheeler are required to wear helmets.

First published date: May 17, 2023 at 12:39pm CST

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