Actor Jimmy Shergill and 35 other crew members of the Sony LIV series Your Honor have been booked by the Punjab Police for violating COVID-19 guidelines and curfew set in place to limit the spread of the disease.
The entire team was shooting at at a school in Ludhiana during the curfew hours, according to reports and there were about 100-150 people present at the location around 8 pm, two hours after the night curfew began.
The 50-year-old Shergill was shooting for the second season of Your Honor in which he is playing the role of a judge.
In the FIR, section 188 (disobedience to the order duly promulgated by public servant), 269 (negligent act likely to spread infection of any disease dangerous to life) of IPC, and section 3 of the Epidemic Diseases Act have been imposed. Director Eshwar Niwas, and crew members Akashdeep Singh and Mandeep Singh were arrested in the case and later granted bail, reports The Indian Express.
Punjab has implemented night curfew from 6 pm till 5 am every day to stop the spread of coronavirus.
Hindustan Times reports that the school authorities said that the crew had received permission from the Ludhiana commissioner of police Rakesh Agrawal for shooting the scene on the premises. School principal Rajinder Kumar said, “We allowed the crew to shoot for the series after they got the permission from the commissioner of police. The production team had sought permission for 10 days between April 23 and May 2 and were shooting at different places on the campus.”
Adapted from the Israeli series Kvodo, Your Honor, is a dark and morally complex thriller, starring Jimmy Shergill along with an ensemble cast of Mita Vashisht, Varun Badola, Yashpal Sharma, Parul Gulati, Suhasini Mulay, Richa Pallod, Kunj Anand, Pulkit Makol, Mahabir Bhullar.
Jimmy Shergill made his Bollywood debut with Gulzar’s Maachis but rose to prominence with his role in Aditya Chopra’s blockbuster Mohabbatein.