Mumbai: Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi and 23 others have been booked under the Tobacco Act following a surprise check in a restaurant at suburban Vile Parle, where cops stumbled upon hookah smoking, the use of which is banned in public areas, police said today.
The 35-year-old actor, who is incidentally the ambassador for World Health Organisation's anti-smoking movement, denied smoking hookah but a probe will find the truth, police said.
During a round up, a social service team of Mumbai police had visited Mabrook restaurant located in Sahara Hotel on Wednesday night.
Customers at the restaurant were found smoking shisha, which is a blend of molasses, fruit and tobacco, police said. Around 15 hookahs were seized and all the customers were rounded up. Vivek requested the cops to let him go as he did...more
02:33 PM, Mar 31, 2012