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Meera Chopra Denies Getting Vaccinated Out Of Turn

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Meera Chopra vaccine controversy: Mumbai-based actor Chopra has issued a statement denying that she got herself vaccinated against COVID-19 out of turn. The Thane Municipal Corporation on Sunday ordered an inquiry after Maharashtra wing of Bharatiya Janata Party alleged that the Mumbai-based actor was vaccinated out of turn at a civic health centre operated by a private firm. Chopra, however, has denied the allegations of procuring the vaccine via unfair means.

BJP had accused Chopra of using a fake identity card to get her the jab under the frontline category at the Parking Pass COVID Center in Thane. She also uploaded a photo of her taking the jab on social media which has since been deleted. On Monday, she wrote to the party personnel and spokesperson asking them not to “try to make me a scapegoat for ur animosity to the ruling party here. I just got a vaccine done and that has nothing to do with your politics (sic).”

Chopra, who comes in the age group of 18 to 44 years, was reportedly given an identification card that seemingly showed her as a supervisor at a private firm, which enabled her to get vaccinated at Thane Municipal Corporation’s Parking Plaza centre under the “frontline worker” priority category, NDTV reported. Following this, Politician Niranjan Davkhare shared a picture of the identification card and wrote in a tweet that the issue should be investigated in Thane.

Subsequently, an inquiry has been ordered to find out if the actor got vaccinated out of turn or not. The report has to be submitted in three days, claimed TMC spokesperson and Deputy Municipal Commissioner Sandeep Malavi, adding that the inquiry will look into all aspects of the matter and if there is any wrongdoing, action will be taken accordingly.

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On Instagram Stories on Sunday, Chopra denied the allegations of taking COVID-19 vaccine out of turn, writing, “We all want to get vaccinated and we all are trying our best to do that. Similarly I also tried trying asking help from people I know and after 1 month of trying I was able to get myself registered in one of the centres (sic).”

She also added that she was asked to send in her Aadhaar card for the registration and the fake ID that has been doing rounds on social media is not hers. “I totally condemn such practices and if any such ID has been made I would want to know how and why,” she claimed.

Who is Meera Chopra?

Meera Chopra is the cousin of actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas. She has worked in several Hindi, Tamil and Telugu movies. In Bollywood, she was last seen in the film Section 375, that featured Akshaye Khanna, Richa Chadha and Rahul Bhatt. Her next project is Nastik, directed by Shailesh Varma, starring Arjun Rampal and Harshaali Malhotra as the leads.

Feature Image credit: Mumbai Mirror