Flouting COVID Norms In UK: Priyanka Chopra Says She Had A Legal Permit
London: Actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas has issued a statement denying any breach of COVID-19 rules in London, the UK after reports of her violating lockdown guidelines for a salon visit came out in the press.
Hair salons are closed under the UK’s lockdown rules and business owners could be fined up to 10,000 pounds for any breach.
Priyanka is filming ‘Text For You’ in the city. She was at the Josh Wood Colour salon in Notting Hill when the police were alerted of the breach. Priyanka’s mother Madhu Chopra was with her at the time. Police reached the salon and it was immediately closed, India Today reported.
The actor’s spokesperson has issued a statement saying Priyanka was in the salon for the purpose of the film and the police had provided exemption paperwork permitting her to be there, the report added.
“Following government guidance, Priyanka’s hair was colored for the purpose of the film she is currently shooting in London. 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.
“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,” the spokesperson was quoted as saying.