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03-31-2012, 09:48 PM #1
Vivek Oberoi booked for smoking banned Hookah
Vivek Oberoiís career is on a roll! The talented actor, who started out with a bang with his incredible performance in Company and continued to do critically acclaimed work in Saathiya, Masti, Omkara and Shootout at Lokhandwala to name a few, is set to make even more waves in 2012.
Controversies seem to dog Vivek wherever he goes. Ever since he entered B-Town, he has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. Now the latest buzz is that Vivek Oberoi have been booked under the Tobacco Act after he got caught red-handed smoking hookah, during a surprise check by the police in a restaurant at suburban Vile Parle, Mumbai. Hookah smoking has been banned in public places and anyone who violates it will be liable for punishment.
The 35-year-old actor, who is incidentally the ambassador for World Health Organisation`s anti-smoking movement, denied smoking hookah but probe will reveal the details, police said. During a round up, a Social Service team of Mumbai police had visited Mabrook restaurant located in Sahara Hotel on Wednesday night. Customers in the restaurant were found smoking shisha, which is a blend of molasses, fruit and tobacco, police said.
Around 15 hookahs were seized and all the customers were rounded up. Oberoi requested the cops to let him go as he did not smoke, police said. However, all the customers including Oberoi have been booked under section 4 RW (21) of Tobacco Act. The probe will reveal who smoked hookah among them, Deputy Police Commissioner (Enforcement) B G Shekhar said.
Including Vivek Oberoi, all of the were booked under section 4 R W (21) of Tobacco Act. Restaurant manager, Jagdish Patoshi was booked under sections 394, RW (471) of the BMC Act and section 4 RW (21) of Tobacco Act, Shekhar added.