Priyanka Chopra in Pink Tracksuit With Winter Jacket While Break Rule Covid-19 in Notting Hill 01-07-2021
Locked-down Britons slammed actress Priyanka Chopra tonight as she and her mother were let off attending a hair salon after saying it was for a film – as officers were seen stopping normal members of the public for less.
The Indian actress, 38, was seen by officers after they discovered her attending an appointment at the Josh Wood Colour salon in Notting Hill.
Tonight it emerged they had escaped a fine after showing police paperwork stating the hair colouring session was for a film.
A spokesperson for the actress said: ‘Following government guidance, Priyanka Chopra Jonas’ hair was coloured by Josh Wood for the purpose of the film she is currently shooting.
‘The salon was opened privately for the production and everyone involved had been tested and followed both the DCMS working guidelines and the film production regulations.
‘As per Film London and current government advice, by continuing to follow the approved COVID-19 guidance, Film and TV production can continue in the Capital and locations can continue to accommodate shoots and recces that are carried out in-line with the guidance.’
Priyanka is currently living in London with her husband Nick Jonas, 28, and was pictured arriving at the shop alongside her mother Madhu before two police officers arrived in a squad car and appeared to order the customers out.
The pictures sparked disbelief from members of the public who have been subject to increasingly tight lockdown rules.
Fans turned on the star today, questioning online if she thought she was above the rules.
‘Why are the rules different for you, who do you think you are?’
Sarah Nichols said: ‘Getting so fed up with “celebrities” thinking they don’t have to do this lockdown like the rest of us.
‘Why should Priyanka Chopra be able to get her hair done. Why does some swanky London salon think it’s above the rules. GRRRRRRR’
Another added: ‘Why should Priyanka think she is above the law and flout the regulations? Selfish beyond belief. I hope Josh Wood her stylist gets £10k fine.’
A spokesperson for the Met Police told MailOnline: ‘Police were alerted at around 17:40hrs on Wednesday, 6 January to reports of a Covid breach taking place within a hairdressers on Lansdowne Mews, Notting Hill.
‘Officers attended and the owner of the salon was given a verbal reminder of the important need to comply with all regulations regarding Covid-19 and signposted to sources of advice. No fixed penalty notices were issued.’