Comedian Bharti Singh was spotted after a shoot in Mumbai on Wednesday. She schooled a man for not wearing a mask and asked him to wear a mask. However, she realised that he was wearing a mask, while she was not.
In the hilarious video that went viral, Bharti can be heard saying, ‘Mask Lagayiye’. She then quickly added, “Oh, sorry. Mera hi nahi hai (I am not wearing one myself).” A photographer could be heard saying, “Uncle ko dara diya aapne (You scared the elderly man).”
She then went on to cover her mouth with her pink dress.
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While some sections of social media found it funny, some were not amused to see Bharti without a mask. She received backlash from users for merely teaching others about following COVID guidelines but not adhering to them herself. “Pele khud mask pehno,” a user comment.
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday announced a 15-day statewide curfew from Wednesday, April 14, to stop the surging cases of the coronavirus disease in the state as he refrained from calling the new curbs a lockdown.
With a curfew in place, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has clarified that some categories of essential workers will remain exempt from the restrictions that have been imposed since Wednesday night. Prohibitory orders under Section 144 have been imposed till May 1, and no person will be allowed in a public place without a valid reason.
A total of 2 lakh police personnel will be on the streets of Maharashtra to enforce the curfew. An additional force of 13,200 home guards and 22 companies of the State Reserve Police Force, including three companies for Mumbai and two for Pune, will be deployed as per requirement.