Mumbai Actor Accused Of Getting Vaccine Out Of Turn.
A Mumbai-based actress has denied allegations that she used a fake ID to receive a Covid vaccine out of a shift at a civic health center in Thane. The authorities have ordered an investigation into the incident.
Meera Chopra is accused of using false identification to get vaccinated as a ‘frontline worker’. She falls into the age group of 18 to 44 years. Maharashtra has suspended vaccination for the age group due to dose shortages.
She had uploaded a photo on social media of herself receiving the shot. Since then, the photograph has been removed, but others emerged that displayed an “identification card” identifying her as a “front-line worker.”
Ms Chopra has denied the allegations, saying that “the identification floating on social media is not mine.”
Opponent BJP has claimed that Ms. Chopra received a photo ID identifying her as a “supervisor” in a private company, allowing her to get vaccinated as a priority.
“Thane Municipal Commissioner Vipin Sharma ordered an investigation, under the command of the Deputy Municipal Commissioner (Health), to find out if this actress was vaccinated out of turn. The report must be submitted within three days,” DMC Sandeep Malavi told the press.
Ms. Chopra issued a statement saying that she was only asked to send in her Aadhaar card.
“They asked me to send my Aadhaar card. The ID that has been floating around on social media is not mine. They asked me for my Aadhaar card to register and that’s the only ID I gave. No ID is valid until I have you’re I saw myself that alleged identification for the first time when it appeared on Twitter, “he said in a statement shared on Instagram and Twitter.
My statement on the articles that has been coming out fr my vaccine shot!! pic.twitter.com/wDE70YHsMo
— meera chopra (@MeerraChopra) May 30, 2021
Meera Chopra is the cousin of actress Priyanka Chopra. He has worked on Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu films.