Amitabh Bachchan Clarifies No-Helmet Ride Controversy: “Just Fooling Around”

The legendary Amitabh Bachchan recently found himself at the center of a social media storm after sharing an Instagram post featuring him enjoying a bike ride without wearing a helmet. Netizens quickly pointed out that the Bollywood icon appeared to be violating traffic rules, prompting Mumbai Police to address the issue on Twitter. However, Amitabh Bachchan has now taken to his blog to provide clarification, asserting that he did not break any traffic regulations and was simply “fooling around.”

In his blog post, the iconic actor explained that the bike ride was part of a shoot that had received formal permission to take place in a lane in Ballard Estate on a Sunday, when offices are closed, and traffic is minimal. The lane, which was only about 30-40 meters long, had been blocked off with police permission. Amitabh Bachchan clarified that the attire he was wearing was his costume for an upcoming film and that he was playfully posing on the bike, not actually riding anywhere.

Acknowledging the concern raised by some netizens, the veteran actor stated that he would indeed wear a helmet and abide by all traffic rules if there were genuine time constraints. He shared an example of fellow actor Akshay Kumar, who had also resorted to a similar method to reach a location on time while wearing a helmet and riding pillion on his security person’s bike. Amitabh Bachchan expressed gratitude for the care and concern shown by fans while apologizing for any misconception caused.

As the controversy settles, it’s worth noting that Amitabh Bachchan’s commitment to professionalism remains unwavering. Despite the casual nature of his Instagram post, the 80-year-old actor has always prioritized safety and adhered to traffic guidelines. His clarification serves as a reminder that public figures, like everyone else, can engage in light-hearted moments while ensuring responsible behavior.

On the professional front, fans can look forward to seeing Amitabh Bachchan in several exciting projects, including the much-anticipated “Project K” alongside Prabhas and Deepika Padukone. With his incredible talent and undeniable screen presence, the megastar continues to captivate audiences and leave an indelible mark on the world of Bollywood.


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