44-year-old Hrithik Roshan has the fittest body and healthy lifestyle for his middle age. Not only does the ‘Krrish‘ actor give severe competition to the younger lot, he also works out harder with alternative exercises like cycling, swimming or even trekking with his two young boys. As a fitness freak, Hrithik makes sure that his parents follow a strict daily fitness regime as well, and he’s regularly seen training with his mother Pinky Roshan.
Speaking of cycling, Hrithik was recently challenged by Union minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore who nominated him and sport stars like Virat Kohli and Saina Nehwal to join the latest Twitter campaign “HumFitTohIndiaFit” to encourage fitness in Indian youth.
Post pictures and videos of how you keep yourself fit and send a #FitnessChallenge to your friends on social media. Here's my video 😀and I challenge @iHrithik, @imVkohli & @NSaina to join in🥊 pic.twitter.com/pYhRY1lNEm
— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) May 22, 2018
Hrithik took up this fitness challenge diligently and took to action immediately. He was spotted on the Mumbai streets on a bicycle, taking live video of himself while cycling past busy Mumbai roads.
To watch Hrithik’s live-in-action video which he recorded himself during the challenge, check this Twitter post:
This initiative makes me so proud ! Bravo @Ra_THORe #HumFitTohIndiaFit #FitnessChallenge this is how I commute to my office everyday. sitting static in a car is such a waste. Walk, cycle, jog, feel the earth, feel India 🇮🇳 get FIT! pic.twitter.com/twoI1vna9c
— Hrithik Roshan (@iHrithik) May 22, 2018
However, the casual way Hrithik was seen cycling without any protective gear like a helmet and that too right in the middle of a busy street, caused totally backfired on him. Tweeple started trolling him for breaking serious traffic rules and being so careless.
Here are some of the shocked users who didn’t like Hrithik flouting Mumbai traffic rules:
Please wear a helmet while biking too and do not use mobile phone while cycling on busy streets of mumbai….
— Pooja Gianchandani (@theskillspundit) 23 May 2018
irresponsible example to be shooting video while cycling, so many selfie deaths are a case in point @iHrithik
— priyanka jain (@priyankajain1) 23 May 2018
Helmet pehno sir
— I am GROOT (@Candid_HRavi) 23 May 2018
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— Rohit Pathak (@IamRohitpathak) 24 May 2018
However, all this criticism only got more noticeable when this one particular Twitter user by the name @DuttRisky decided to tag Mumbai Police’s offical Twitter handle.
— DuttRisky (@duttrisky) May 23, 2018
This user’s post immediately caught the attention of the police force and they responded back with this response:
Please share the location details for us to inform the concerned traffic division.
— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) 23 May 2018
While Hrithik and the police are not new to each other thanks to Kangana Ranaut, this isn’t the first time the Mumbai Police has dealt with Bollywood superstars flouting traffic rules openly. They have issued warnings and fined actors like Varun Dhawan and Kunal Khemu for violating traffic rules.
.@Varun_dvn These adventures surely work on D silver screen but certainly not on the roads of Mumbai! U have risked ur life,ur admirer’s & few others. V expect better from a responsible Mumbaikar & youth icon like U! An E-Challan is on d way 2 ur home. Next time, V will B harsher pic.twitter.com/YmdytxspGY
— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) November 23, 2017
.@kunalkemmu You love bikes, we love every citizen’s safety. And we wish a regret could avert mishaps! Hope next time the realisation won’t be an afterthought! An e – challan has been dispatched https://t.co/PSZsLZY04b
— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) March 21, 2018
This one user had the best appreciation for the police’s actions and wants all VVIP’s to not be excluded:
— Saileena (@saileenas) 23 November 2017
Meanwhile, Hrithik Roshan is all set to come back with Anand Kumar’s biopic ‘Super 30‘ which is directed by Vikas Behl. He will also be seen in Yash Raj Film’s untitled project with Vani Kapoor and Tiger Shroff.