The Indian Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas reportedly flouted COVID-19 norms in London on Wednesday as she visited a salon with her mother Madhu Chopra and pet Diana. Priyanka Chopra is currently in London for the shooting of her upcoming Hollywood film ‘Text For You’. The actress was seen by officers after they discovered her attending an appointment at the Josh Wood Colour salon in Notting Hill.
According to the reports, the actress arrived at celebrity hairstylist Josh Wood’s salon just before 5 o’clock and half an hour later the police were alerted about it. Celebrity stylist Josh Wood, who was also present at the salon, was given a verbal warning against breaching lockdown restrictions. But no penalty was issued to him.
Recently a representative of the actress released a statement clarifying her visit. It said, “Following Government guidance, Priyanka’s hair was coloured 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.” The statement continues “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 recess (pre-filming visits) that are carried out in-line with Government guidelines. The paperwork legally permitting her to be there was provided to the police, and they left satisfied. 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”.
Fans questioned the star online if she thought she was above the rules. Twitter users tagged the actress and questioned ‘Why are you and your mum pictured at a salon getting your hair done when it’s against the rules in the UK right now??!! Another added: ‘Why should Priyanka think she is above the law and flout the regulations?
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a fresh national lockdown on Monday to try and slow the surge in COVID-19 cases. The latest national lockdown rules include the closure of schools, colleges, spas and salons. The UK government has started imposing fines for disobeying COVID-19 restrictions, some up to £10,000.