Actor Mukesh Rishi, who plays the role of Ravana in the Delhi Ramlila, was challaned by the Delhi Traffic Police for riding a motorcycle wearing a crown instead of a helmet.
A video of him riding a Harley Davidson near Rashtrapati Bhavan in his Ravana avatar had gone viral yesterday, prompting the police to send him a notice.
"Traffic personnel also made videos of him and sent it to the Road and Safety cell headquarters in Todapur. After tracing the vehicle owner, we sent a notice to his registration number, communicating that he had violated traffic norms and a challan would be issued," said DCP Traffic (Outer Range) Dinesh Gupta told Indian Express.
He reached the Delhi Traffic Police headquarters today and paid the fine of Rs 100, said a senior officer. He told Indian Express that he did it intentionally to send the message that no one is above the law.
The 61-year-old actor has played villain in several Bollywood films but this is the first time he will play Ravana.
"Being an actor, and a villain for various movies, I've played all parts of Ravana's persona already. But as familiar as all these parts of it may seem, playing Ravana is a different ball game altogether," the actor told Hindustan Times.
(With PTI inputs)
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