Bollywood’s sensitivity is rising by the years as more and more stars become aware of their image in public. With smartphones becoming easy devices to capture their lives, they are now alert more than ever. This means their misdemeanors to get captured fast, for they are often prompted to apologize. The latest celebrity to join the apologizing brigade is Kunal Kemmu. The star posted a reaction tweet to an image of him riding his bike without a helmet.
The actor apologized and repeatedly said that his act of riding his bike without a helmet is wrong and should by no means be recreated. He discouraged all his followers from copying him. He went on to say that by no means did he intend to set an example through this action. His responded after he was generated an e-challan by Mumbai police following tweets by Mumbaikars. The public at large had seen the actor while he was on road without a helmet.
Kemmu is the second actor to have been served an e-challan based on public tweets. In an earlier episode, Judwaa 2 actor Varun Dhawan was also meted the same after he stopped traffic for a selfie with a fan. After the image surfaced on social media, Mumbai police condemned the act and served him a fine. Dhawan later apologized for the act.
A social media vigilant police force seems to be the reason behind nabbing traffic rule breakers, at least for those easily recognized. Celebrities have naturally become easy to spot. For the less recognizable faces it still seems to be a free run.