HomeENTERTAINMENTPriyanka Chopra denies breaking covid-19 norms in UK; Police issues verbal warning

Priyanka Chopra denies breaking covid-19 norms in UK; Police issues verbal warning

Priyanka Chopra was spotted visiting a salon in United Kingdom at a time when the whole nation remains inside their houses amid nationwide lockdown. On Wednesday, the actress along with her mother Madhumalati and pet Diana was seen visiting London based celerbrity stylist Josh Wood’s salon. However, the actress’ team has denied flouting any guidelines and has said that she was legally exempted from the rule.

“‘The salon was opened privately for the production and everyone involved had been tested and followed both the DCMS working guidelines and the film production regulations. As I am sure you are aware, Film and TV production is permitted to continue in the UK, and locations can continue to accommodate shoots and recces that are carried out in-line with government guidelines. The exemption paperwork legally permitting her to be there was provided to the police, and they left satisfied,” her spokesperson was quoted by Metro.co.uk as saying.

Meanwhile, the Metropolitan city has given a verbal warning to the actress for breaching lockdown restrictions. But she has not been isssud with any penalty.

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police told Metro.co.uk, “Police were alerted at around 17:40hrs on Wednesday, 6 January to reports of a Covid breach taking place within a hairdressers on Lansdowne Mews, Notting Hill. Officers attended and the owner of the salon was given a verbal reminder of the important need to comply with all regulations regarding Covid-19 and signposted to other sources of advice. No fixed penalty notices were issued.”

Notably, Priyanka has been shooting for her upcoming film Text For You in UK even before the Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the lockdown on Monday. The actress’ visit to the salon was also due to the shoot of her upcoming film.

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