Ronit Roy lashes out at online food ordering and delivery platform: ‘I almost killed one of your riders’

Veteran Indian television and film actor Ronit Roy recently expressed his frustration on social media directed at a popular online food ordering and delivery service, following a close encounter that could have resulted in a serious accident. Roy took to Twitter to share his grievance, stating that a delivery rider from the platform came dangerously close to causing a collision by riding on the wrong side of the road.

The incident shined a light on broader issues of road safety and the responsibilities of delivery services in ensuring their riders adhere to traffic laws. The actor’s tweet read: “@Swiggy I almost killed one of your riders. They definitely need instructions on riding. Riding those small electric mopeds doesn’t mean that they ride on the wrong side of the road onto oncoming traffic. But then, do you even care for their lives or is it just business as usual?”

The delivery platform, known for its prompt customer service, was quick to respond to Roy’s complaint. Replying to his tweet, they stated, “Hey Ronit, we expect our delivery partner to follow all traffic rules and have noted this to be looked into; do share any details if available for the necessary action to be taken. ^Luv.” Despite the company’s request for more details to take action, it seems Ronit Roy has yet to respond to their follow-up query.

The safety of delivery riders is an ongoing concern, as the pressure to deliver orders on time can often lead them to take risks on the road. This incident with Ronit Roy puts the spotlight on the need for companies to provide their riders with proper safety training and equipment to prevent such near accidents.

As for Ronit Roy, his illustrious career spans decades, with his portrayal of Mr. Bajaj in the beloved soap opera ‘Kasautii Zindagi Kay’ solidifying his status as a household name. Remembering the show’s 22nd anniversary, he took a moment to thank fans and colleagues for their support. The actor fondly recalls, “22 years of Kasauti Zindagi Kay. A show that redefined my career and my life. I thank my fans for the undying love.” Additionally, other shows like ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’, ‘Bandini’, and ‘Adaalat’ contributed to his widespread fame.

Roy’s talents aren’t limited to the small screen; his filmography includes significant roles in Bollywood blockbusters and critically acclaimed films such as ‘Student of the Year’, ‘Shootout at Wadala’, ‘2 States’, ‘Kaabil’, ‘Shamshera’, ‘Liger’, ‘Gumraah’, and ‘Bloody Daddy’.

The original ‘Kasautii Zindagi Kay’ series, which ran from 2001 to 2008, captured the hearts of viewers across the nation and became one of the most-watched shows of its time. Spearheaded by producer Ektaa Kapoor, the show was later revived as ‘Kasautii Zindagii Kay’ and aired with a fresh cast from 2018 to 2020.

As celebrities like Ronit Roy utilize their platforms to voice concerns over public safety, it underscores their influence in prompting companies and individuals to consider the consequences of their actions. The dialogue initiated by Roy’s post may compel delivery services to revisit their safety protocols, thus safeguarding both their employees and the public. Through his action off-camera, Roy continues to impact his audience, just as he has entertained them for years on screen.

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