Priyanka Chopra denies breaking lockdown rules after visiting London hair salon

Catriona Harvey-Jenner
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Photo credit: OGUT/Star Max - Getty Images

From Cosmopolitan

Priyanka Chopra has been excused for breaking England's lockdown rules, after being spotted getting her hair done at a salon in London this week. In pictures acquired by the Daily Mail, the The White Tiger actress and her mum were seen at the Josh Wood Colour salon in Notting Hill, with police also attending the scene.

However, when officers questioned why they were there, 38-year-old Chopra explained she was having her hair coloured was for the purposes of a film. This is allowed, as it comes under the exemption that enables people to leave the house if necessary for work purposes. After producing paperwork to authorise the would-be breach, police left the salon without issuing a fine.

A spokesperson for the actress said: "Following government guidance, Priyanka Chopra Jonas' hair was coloured by Josh Wood for the purpose of the film she is currently shooting. The salon was opened privately for the production and everyone involved had been tested and followed both the DCMS working guidelines and the film production regulations."

The statement went on to clarify: "As per Film London and current government advice, by continuing to follow the approved COVID-19 guidance, Film and TV production can continue in the Capital and locations can continue to accommodate shoots and recces that are carried out in-line with the guidance."

Photo credit: Steve Granitz - Getty Images
Photo credit: Steve Granitz - Getty Images

Priyanka Chopra is currently living in London with her husband, Nick Jonas, after previously sharing that she had hopes to settle down in the city. In a 2019 interview with Elle, she said: "Nick and I want to get a place in London at some point. Whenever I go there, I feel connected to the city."

The UK is currently under various different lockdown restrictions, with England entering into a third blanket national lockdown on Wednesday this week to prevent the ever-increasing rates of coronavirus. The restrictions stipulate that people should only leave their house for essential reasons, which include:

  • Work or volunteering where it is "unreasonable" to work from home

  • Shopping for essentials like food and medicine

  • Exercise outdoors (limited to once a day)

  • Education or training

  • Childcare

  • Medical appointments and emergencies

  • Communal religious worship

  • Moving house

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