The Ludhiana city police Wednesday booked actor Jimmy Sheirgill, director Eshwar Niwas and 32 others for allegedly violating Covid guidelines and shooting for a web series during curfew hours, at a school in Ludhiana.
Police said that the team of web series ‘Your Honor’ was found shooting at Arya Senior Secondary School in Ludhiana Tuesday night after 8 pm, in violation of curfew orders which begins 6 pm across the state. As per police, there was a gathering of at least 100-150 persons at the site.
Sub-inspector Maninder Kaur from division number 1 police station, said that an FIR was registered against four identified persons — Jimmy Sheirgill, director Eshwar Niwas from Mumbai, two other crew members — Akashdeep Singh from Ludhiana and Mandeep Singh from Zirakpur. Thirty unidentified persons have also been booked.
An FIR has been registered under Sections 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.
Kaur said that Eshwar Niwas, Akashdeep Singh and Mandeep Singh were arrested in the case and granted bail on the spot.
Adapted from an Israeli show ‘Kvodo’, Sheirgill-starrer ‘Your Honor’ is a web series in which he plays the role of a judge based in Ludhiana whose son gets involved in a hit-and-run case. He is then caught between his conscience as a judge and love for his son.
Eshwar Niwas directed film ‘Shool’ had won the national award for the best Hindi feature film in 1999.