Actress Priyanka Chopra was reportedly violated the UK’s lockdown rules after she visited a hair salon in London with her mother, Madhu Chopra and pooch, Diana. Priyanka and her mother reportedly booked a private session with celebrity hairstylist Josh Wood.
According to a report on Metro.co.uk, the police were alerted of the breach and were seen arriving at the salon. It further stated that the cops appeared to ‘order the customers out of the salon’. Although let off without a penalty, she was reportedly given a ‘verbal reminder’ to comply with the regulations.
Following the incident, Wood issued a statement through his salon’s official social media page. “Josh would like to share the above statement with his valued community,” the caption read.
“Following government guidelines, Priyanka’s hair was coloured for the purpose of the film she is currently shooting in London. The salon was opened privately and everyone involved has been tested and followed both the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sports guidelines, as well as film production regulations.”
Contrary to the allegations, the statement read, “The paperwork legally permitting Priyanka and Josh to be there was provided to the authorities who were satisfied by it.”
“We have absolute respect for the government regulations and have worked incredibly hard throughout the last 10 months to ensure we not only comply but go above and beyond to ensure the safety of our employees and our clients,” read the social media post.
Priyanka has been in the UK with her husband, Nick Jonas for the past couple months. The actress is currently shooting a film that will feature Nick in a cameo.
A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police told Metro.co.uk, “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 other sources of advice. No fixed penalty notices were issued.”
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a fresh national lockdown on Monday to try and slow the surge in COVID-19 cases. The latest national lockdown rules include the closure of schools, colleges, spas and salons.