While shooting for his film Bodyguard in Punjab, Salman on Tuesday was penalised by the local administration for smoking in public place at a hotel. Taking a photograph as a proof, which was published in a daily, the Patiala district administration issued a notice (challan) to Salman Khan late Tuesday, which was ironically observed as World No Tabacco Day.
"We have issued challan on the basis of a photograph, showing Salman smoking at a public place in a hotel, published in a newspaper Saturday. We have also issued a warning to the hotel authorities," informed an official here.
A crew member of the film's production unit received the notice on Salman's behalf. Salman or his representative will now appear before the district magistrate, who will decide the penalty amount.
Salman came here on May 24. Reportedly, a Patiala-based NGO has also decided to serve a legal notice to Salman for smoking in public. In January 2009, Salman was issued two notices for smoking at a public place in Kurali town in Punjab's Mohali district.