As a strict lockdown is in place across Telangana due to the Covid-19 pandemic, he reveals that the cops refused to let him go without an E-pass. Sharing a picture that sees cops standing near a barricade and a selfie of him looking harangued in a mask, Nikhil wrote on his social media, “Was on the way to deliver Emergency Life saving Medicines from Uppal to Kims Minister Road… Inspite of providing the Prescription and patient details.. was stopped and asked to Get an Epass. (sic)”
Was on the way to deliver Emergency Life saving Medicines from Uppal to Kims Minister road… Inspite of providing… https://t.co/xZ6ZcDsjbX
— Nikhil Siddhartha (@actor_Nikhil) 1621752145000
Before anyone points it out, Nikhil also stated that he tried applying to the E-pass with no luck. He added, “Tried 9 times but the server is down…I thought medical emergencies were allowed!!! (sic)” At the time of writing, Hyderabad Police’s official handle was quick to reply to the actor and offer help. They wrote, “Dear sir, please share your location, we will inform the concerned/local staff, to get it resolved. Thank you. (sic)” It remains to be seen if the issue is resolved.
Actor Nikhil has been relentlessly extending his help to those in need since the pandemic hit last year. He has arranged everything from food for migrant workers to oxygen cylinders and beds through the last year. He had even distributed masks and sanitisers to frontline workers when they faced shortage.