Banned Britons slammed actress Priyanka Chopra tonight when she and her mother were released into a hair salon after saying it was a movie – when officials were seen stopping ordinary members of the public for less.
The Indian actress, 38, was seen by officials after discovering she was attending an appointment at the Josh Wood Color Salon in Notting Hill.
Tonight it was revealed that they escaped a fine after showing police records that the hair dye possession was for a movie.
A spokesperson for the actress said: "According to government orders, Priyanka Chopra Jonas' hair has been dyed by Josh Wood for the purpose of the film she is currently making.
& # 39; The salon was privately opened for production and everyone involved was tested and followed both DCMS work guidelines and film production regulations.
& # 39; According to Film London and current government recommendations, film and television production in the capital can continue by continuing to follow approved COVID-19 guidelines and filming and recording can continue at the locations that are be carried out according to the guidelines. & # 39;
Priyanka Chopra was seen Wednesday night when police found her in the Josh Wood Color Salon in Notting Hill
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas are married and currently live in London, which is strictly off-limits with Great Britain
Priyanka Chopra Jonas and the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle are close friends and she attended the royal wedding with Harry
Priyanka currently lives in London with her 28-year-old husband Nick Jonas. She arrived at the store with her mother Madhu before two policemen arrived in a patrol car and customers appeared to be ordering.
The pictures aroused disbelief among the citizens, who were subject to increasingly strict blocking rules.
The fans turned on the star today and asked online if she believed she was above the rules.
One contacted her directly on Twitter and asked, “Why are you and your mother pictured in a hairdressing salon when it is currently against the rules in the UK? !!
"Why are the rules different for you, who do you think you are?"
Sarah Nichols said, “I'm so sick of 'celebrities' thinking they don't have to do this ban like the rest of us.
“Why should Priyanka Chopra be able to do her hair? Why does a swanky London salon think they're above the rules? GRRRRRRR '
Another added, “Why would Priyanka think she was above the law and against the rules? Incredibly selfish. Hope your stylist Josh Wood gets a £ 10,000 fine. "
A Met Police spokesman told MailOnline: "Police were alerted on Wednesday, January 6th at around 5:40 pm to report a Covid violation at a hairdresser in Lansdowne Mews, Notting Hill.
Officials attended and the salon owner was verbally reminded of the vital need to comply with all regulations regarding Covid-19 and sources of information were given to them. No fixed criminal charges were issued. & # 39;
Present: The police appear to have been informed of the opening of the salon
Touch Down: The patrol car arrived during Priyanka's appointment
Rules: Government guidelines for hair salons under lockdown: “Personal care facilities such as hair, beauty, tanning, and nail salons. Tattoo studios, spas, massage parlors, body and skin piercing services must also be closed. These services should not be performed in other people's homes. "
On Monday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the UK would be put into national lockdown with immediate effect, meaning the visit was an apparent rule violation, stating that business owners could be fined up to for breaking the rules £ 10,000 could be occupied.
Government guidelines for hair salons under lockdown: “Personal care facilities such as hair, beauty, tanning, and nail salons. Tattoo studios, spas, massage parlors, body and skin piercing services must also be closed. These services should not be performed in other people's homes. "
Despite the new rules, Priyanka still made her way to the salon.
Before arriving, she wrapped herself in a warm winter coat as she walked with her mother, who was walking with Priyanka's beloved dog Diana, a Chihuahua mix that often appears on her social media accounts.
When the couple was next to an aide in the store, the police arrived in their patrol car and stood at the door talking to those in the parlor before Priyanka set off for a quick break with a bag of Josh Wood goodies.
The British were warned on Monday that they should "expect more enforcement" from the police under the new lockdown. John Apter, chairman of the Federation of Police of England and Wales, predicted that more fines and less tolerance would be imposed on officials as this time around there are "no excuses" for not knowing the rules.
But he also warned that the police could be classified as "the villains of the pandemic" as they bear the brunt of public fatigue and frustration. Apter said the record number of fines imposed on New Year's Eve shows that more and more young people are willing to break the rules.
Hundreds of partygoers have been hit with fines of up to £ 10,000. Mr Apter said many officials were "caught" after almost a year of enforcing Covid restrictions.
He added to the lockdown, “It will be easier for the police to have a single rule for people across the country, which means it will be easier for people to understand and obey what is expected of them.
Arrival: On Monday the British were warned that they should "expect more enforcement" from the police under the new lockdown. John Apter, chairman of the Federation of Police of England and Wales, predicted that more fines and less tolerance would be imposed on officials as this time around there are “no excuses” for not knowing the rules
“People should expect more enforcement to come about because this time around, there's really no excuse for not knowing the rules.
“But where it's different from March, we now have a hardcore element that breaks the rules. We have anti-lockdown, anti-vaccine protests and … crime has been increasing since March. The majority of the public will do what is expected of them, but I think there is a real problem with virus and lockdown fatigue …
"There's a real frustration and the police often deal with the sharp end of it as people get angry when challenged." He added, “More and more people are dying and we must do our part to keep infection rates under control.
"The public will expect the police to take action against those who willfully break the rules and endanger others."
Celebrity Stylist: Josh Wood was present at his salon and was verbally abused by the police but was not fined
Let's Go Outside: Priyanka wore a warm winter coat when she went out with her mother, who was walking with Priyanka's beloved dog Diana, a Chihuahua mix that often appears on her social media accounts
Priyanka and Joe are currently living in the UK capital while she is making her new movie Text For You, which the boy band star made a cameo for last month.
The stylist frequently dyes Priyanka's hair, and in November she shared a selfie while she was being styled by Josh, titled "Finishing" while filming her upcoming film.
Text For You follows a young woman who mourns the tragic loss of her fiancé and decides to send romantic messages to his old phone number.
On the way: She was joined by her mother Madhu, with whom she is known to be closely connected
Comfort: She was wearing a tracksuit and a warm coat and got a coffee to go
Meanwhile, the woman begins to bond with the man who was assigned the phone number and who is also struggling with a similar heartbreak. The couple meet and cannot deny the connection they feel among themselves and decide to give love another chance.
Priyanka stars in the film and stars alongside Highlander star Sam Heughan, while her other co-stars include Celine Dion, Russell Tovey and Omid Djalili.
Celine will also write and sing music for the film, which will also serve as a catalyst for the couple's emerging relationship. The film is an English remake of the German film SMS Fur Dich, which is itself based on the novel by Sofie Cramer of the same name.
New Role: Priyanka stars in the film, starring alongside Highlander star Sam Heughan, while her other co-stars include Celine Dion, Russell Tovey and Omid Djalili