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Priyanka Chopra was approached by police as she got her hair done at a posh salon during lockdown. The actress, 38, was seen by cops after they discovered her attending an appointment at the Josh Wood Colour salon in Notting Hill.

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She was seen arriving at the shop alongside her mother Madhu before two police officers arrived in a squad car and appeared to order the customers out. When Priyanka and her mum were inside, the officers stood at the door speaking to those inside the salon.

Priyanka then left the salon shortly after with a goody bag. She avoided getting a fine after showing police paperwork proving that the hair colouring session was for a film, according to the MailOnline.

Under lockdown rules, hair salons must close, and business owners could be fined up to Sh1.5 million (£10,000) for breaking the rules. A spokesperson for Pryianka told the Mirror: "Following government guidance, Priyanka's hair was colored for the purpose of the film she is currently shooting in London.

"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. "As I am sure you are aware, Film and TV production is permitted to continue in the UK, and locations can continue to accommodate shoots and recces that are carried out in-line with government guidelines.

"The exemption paperwork legally permitting here to be there was provided to the police, and they left satisfied." Priyanka, who is currently living in London with her husband Nick Jonas, was criticised on social media for the apparent rule breach.

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A police spokesperson said: "Police were alerted at around 17:40hrs on Wednesday, 6 January to reports of a Covid breach taking place within a hairdressers on Lansdowne Mews, Notting Hill. "Officers attended and the owner of the salon was given a verbal reminder of the important need to comply with all regulations regarding Covid-19 and signposted to other sources of advice. "No fixed penalty notices were issued."