Back in February, Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi was penalised for not wearing a helmet while riding a bike and it became the talk of the town. It was last month on Valentines Day when he took his wife Priyanka Alva Oberoi for a romantic bike ride and shared glimpses of the same on his Twitter account and got fined for the same later.
It was a ‘silly mistake’ that turned out to be a headline for all the tabloids and it did upset the actor.
Talking to Hindustan Times about the same incident, Vivek Oberoi quoted a headline that highlighted him for not wearing a helmet, the actor said, “It was the same week when I announced a scholarship worth ₹16 crores for children belonging to farmer families. But what was interesting and became national news, which was spoken about everywhere, was that I was fined for not wearing a helmet one day.”
What a start of this lovely valentine's day with Main, Meri patni aur woh! A refreshing joyride indeed!
.@harleydavidson#WohAaGayi #HarleyDavidson #valentinespecial #loveforbikes #bikesofinstagram #loveandwheels#vroomValentine pic.twitter.com/THXrBllOVi
— Vivek Anand Oberoi (@vivekoberoi) February 14, 2021
Even though the Yuva actor didn’t want to defend his actions, he said, “how many people causally don’t wear a helmet” in our country.
— Vivek Anand Oberoi (@vivekoberoi) February 24, 2021
Vivek Oberoi added, “I was singled out. It doesn’t become a news when you don’t wear a helmet while riding a bike. I did get a little upset thinking that instead of focussing on the scholarship, which can actually help change the lives of people, the focus is on a silly mistake that I made.”
Talking about turning negative into positive, the actor said, “Over the years, I have developed a mindset to take a problem, something negative and turn it into something positive,”
Vivek Oberoi concluded by saying that, “They were right. I should have worn my helmet. So, I thought let’s use it to have fun, and at the same time give out a positive message.”
Agar bheje ko bachaana ho banne se omlette, while riding, make sure you always wear a helmet.
.#NationalSafetyDay #SadakSuraksha #RoadSafety #WearHelmet #CrackEggsNotHeads #SaathiyaOfSafety pic.twitter.com/fSZqfSGgyn
— Vivek Anand Oberoi (@vivekoberoi) March 4, 2021
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