When Ranbir Kapoor sets the screen on fire, he gets applauded. And when he sets the ciggy on fire, he gets fined. And this time round, he has been fined Rs 200 for smoking in public by the district court. Readers maybe aware that Ranbir was accused of violating the Rajasthan Prevention of Smoking Act after a local daily published images of Ranbir smoking on May 28, while shooting for his upcoming film Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.
A certain Harish Vaishnav lodged a complaint at a local court in Udaipur, which resulted in Ranbir being summoned on June 26. And since it couldn’t be delivered to him by the date, the court fixed July 26 for his appearance, on which day his lawyer K.K. Purohit, who paid the fine amount in the absence of the actor, accepted that Ranbir did smoke in public but it was part of the film. He also assured that this will not be repeated.