Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor pleaded guilty, through his lawyers, to charges of smoking publicly during a movie shoot in Rajasthan’s Udaipur district about four months ago and sought exemption from personal appearance in the case, a lawyer said.
RK told a local court that he smoking in a public place was part of the shoot of a film.
“Harish Vaishanav had approached the court saying that the actor violated the law by smoking publicly. The court issued a summon to the actor May 31. The summon was delivered to his house in Mumbai by police recently,” said advocate K.K. Purohit, who represented the actor in the court Thursday.
“We filed an application pleading guilty to the charges under the Rajasthan Prevention of Smoking Act and seeking exemption for Kapoor’s personal appearance before the court,” said Purohit.
The court has fixed Aug 27 for the next hearing in the case, he added.
According to a Rajasthan law, an offender could face maximum imprisonment of six months or a maximum fine of Rs.200 for smoking in public.