Ranvir Shorey shared this image. (Image courtesy: ranvirshorey)
- "Please ensure delivery of the car," wrote Aaditya Thackeray
- "After more than 8 hours, we have been let go," wrote Ranvir
- "Thank you Mumbai police," wrote Ranvir
Actor Ranvir Shorey got back his impounded car from Mumbai Police on Wednesday evening after an eight-hour ordeal which played out on Twitter. Mr Shorey first alerted Mumbai Police to his car having been impounded and the possibility of a First Information Report or FIR registered against his chauffeur in a tweet, asking them to intervene. He explained that the car was taking a member of his domestic staff to the hospital where his wife was giving birth; Mr Shorey's car had been stopped on the way and the officer-in-charge said he did not consider the situation an emergency, the actor tweeted. Eight hours later - during which Ranvir Shorey waited at the police station and marked the passage of time in several tweets - the car was returned and the FIR dropped. Maharashtra cabinet minister Aaditya Thackeray added his plea to Mr Shorey's in a tweet asking Mumbai Police to resolve the matter.
On Wednesday night, Ranvir Shorey confirmed in a tweet that his car had been returned and no FIR had been filed. "Thank you Mumbai Police for listening, albeit a bit late. I may have lost eight hours but not my faith in you," Mr Shorey tweeted.
Ranvir Shorey's first tweet to Mumbai Police read: "My car being impounded for taking my household help for his wife's delivery to hospital. Officer in charge says a child being delivered is not an emergency. Please advise." In subsequent tweets, Mr Shorey blamed the "transgression and high-handedness of one policeman" for the loss of his car and a possible FIR against his chauffeur. Mumbai Police tweeted back to Mr Shorey somewhere in the thread, asking for his phone number. Some hours in, Aaditya Thackeray tweeted to Mumbai Police, "Please ensure delivery of the car as well. Kindly assist." Ranvir Shorey thanked Mr Thackeray in a response later calling him "a shining light in this government." Read the entire thread here:
Ranvir Shorey stars in the hit Netflix comedy Hasmukh, currently streaming. He was last seen on the big screen in Homi Adajania's film Angrezi Medium, co-starring Irrfan Khan. He will next be seen in Rajesh Krishnan's comedy-drama Lootcase.