There’s a reason why most action scenes in films come with a label advising people not to attempt stunts without expert supervision. That reason is to keep the performers and those around them out of harm’s way. Delhi-based YouTuber Joravar Singh Kalsi and his friend Gurpeet Singh were arrested by Indian police for reckless driving while reenacting a scene from Shahid Kapoor’s Farzi.
Kalsi, who has over 350,000 followers on YouTube, was identified by the police in a video uploaded online called Paise uda Feroz. He was seen driving around with his associate on Golf Course Road, throwing fake currency notes and mouthing dialogues from the web series. The duo was later released after they joined the investigation, the police said according to Indian Express.
An FIR was registered against them under sections 279 (rash driving or riding on a public path), 283 (danger or obstruction in public way or line of navigation) and 336 (act endangering life or personal safety of others) of the Indian Penal Code and The Motor Vehicles Act at the Sushant Lok police station.
“The matter was brought to our attention from social media. In the clip, two people are seen moving in a car on Golf Course Road and recreating a scene from a web show. It appears they did not have any permission and the act was done without any safety measures in place,” said police official Vikas Kaushik. “It has been noticed of late that people have been recording such videos to gain popularity on social media and putting the safety of commuters at risk, which could result in fatal accidents. A case has been registered against the people in the video.”
The FIR stated that “two men could be seen speeding and driving in a negligent way on Golf Course Road in a car. One person is behind the wheel while another could be seen opening the boot of the car and throwing currency notes on the road”.
“The accused said they had recorded the video clip on March 2. Joravar was driving the car and Gurpreet was throwing the fake currency notes from the boot of the car, similar to a scene from a web series. Two more associates had shot the video on a motorcycle which was following them. The currency notes of denomination INR 500 and INR 2,000 are fake. The notes read Manoranjan Bank of India,” the police said in a statement.
The officers said they have appealed to people not to indulge in such acts, especially on paths heavy traffic roads like Golf Course Road where high-speeding vehicles operate.