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Varun Dhavan takes a selfie on road, Mumbai police takes his class

Not only does the Mumbai Police have their heart in the right place, the social media team behind Mumbai Police Twitter account has been doing a fabulous job reaching out to the target audience by making quirky and witty references to spread awareness.

Today, Mumbai Police took actor Varun Dhavan to task for a picture of him published in a paper which showed him taking a selfie with a fan in middle of the road at a traffic signal. The picture was published in the tabloid Mid-day, which showed Dhavan obliging a visibly excited fan in an autorickshaw next to his car by stretching out of his car and taking a selfie.

Mumbai Police reprimanded Dhavan and said that such stunts look good only in films, in real life they could be a threat to him, the fan and even other commuters on the road. They said as a responsible Mumbaikar, they expect better from him. They even said that they are sending him an e-challan and warned him of harsher consequences next time he pulls up a stunt like this.

While many hailed the move, lot of people even said that taking a selfie when the vehicles were stopped for the traffic signal to turn green should not attract a challan.

Some ‘journalists’ even questioned the ‘risk’ factor in taking selfie like this.

While fans of Dhavan and other ‘actors’ thought the challan was unnecessary.

Perhaps Mumbai Police should take this as an opportunity to remind them that India has the highest selfie related deaths in the world. The ‘selfie’ craze has been so rampant that Mumbai Police had also run a #SafetyBeforeSelfie campaign on Twitter trying to make citizens aware that they should not put themselves in dangerous situations for a selfie.

Mumbai Police has also identified 15 sites across city which are so dangerous that they are declared ‘selfie-free’ points.

Meanwhile, Varun Dhavan has accepted his mistake and apologised and promised to be more careful in future.

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