Ajay Devgn responds to a fans request of not endorsing tobacco
Ajay Devgn reacts to fan's stop endorsing tobacco appeal
Bollywood’s Singham Ajay Devgn has a huge fan following. The ardent followers of the Golmaal star love to follow each and everything the actor does on the big screen or endorses. Recently a fan from Rajasthan had appealed to Devgn to stop endorsing tobacco products. Now a week after the cancer patient appeal, Ajay Devgn has responded to it.
Ajay Devgn on Tuesday revealed that he makes a conscious effort to not promote anything that impacts the society negatively. He further told PTI that he is in touch with the fan and even contractually maintains he will not promote tobacco
Devgn said, “I have always maintained in my contracts that I am not promoting tobacco. Whatever the ads are, they are of ilaaichi (cardamom) and my contract says it will be non-tobacco. So if the same company is selling something else, I don’t know what to do.”
He further added, “In my latest film, De De Pyaar De, I’m playing a regular man who does not smoke. But if I’m playing a Malik Bhai in a film like ‘Company’, how will it be without smoking? Without taking any names, we were playing somebody (real) who smoked. So it would have been wrong to not show it as it would not be true to the role.”
Nanakram, a 40-year-old cancer patient from Rajasthan, had made a public appeal to Devgn to discontinue his association with tobacco products. His family said that he was a fan of the actor and used the same product which the actor advertises for but now realizes that tobacco has had an adverse effect on his life.
‘De De Pyaar De‘ is slated to be released Friday.