The young and energetic actor Ram Pothineni was caught red hand smoking by Charminar Police.The incident took place near the city’s historic Charminar, where Ram Pothineni was shooting for his upcoming film iSmart Shankar, which is being helmed by Puri Jagannadh. While Ram Pothineni had lit a cigarette as part of his role, the Charminar police who recently launched a drive against the public smoking under their jurisdiction, caught the actor and slapped a fine.
On Monday Ram Pothineni was slapped with a fine of Rs 200 by the police for allegedly smoking in a public place here near the historic Charminar during a break in shooting for his upcoming action entertainer iSmrat Shankar.
Ram Pothineni was fined under the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COPTA) 2003 and his team paid the fine.
The police official said, “A challan for a spot fine of Rs 200 was served on Ram Pothineni and the film’s production manager later paid fine.”
iSmart Shankar has Nabha Natesh and Nidhhi Agerwal in female lead roles. Apart from them, the film has Brahmanandam, Rao Ramesh, Tanikella Bharani and Pavithra Lokesh in supporting roles. The movie is set to hit the theaters on 18th July 2019.