“The best way to stop taking Tobacco is to just stop? no ifs, ands or butts.”
A few days back a family was made a public plea to the Bollywood actor – Ajay Devgan to stop doing advertisement of tobacco products in the interest of the society. Ajay Devgn has now answer to that family.
Singham star Ajay Devgn has a massive fan following. The faithful followers of the Golmaal star love to follow each and everything the actor does on the big screen or advertises. Lately, a fan from Rajasthan had appealed to Devgn to stop praising tobacco products. Now a week after Ajay Devgn has responded to it.
Ajay Devgn on Tuesday declared that he makes a conscious attempt to not promote anything that affects society negatively. He further told PTI that he is in touch with the fan and even contractually maintains he will not promote tobacco.
Ajay 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.”
“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.” Ajay added further.
The culture is about going to a place where tobacco and smoking isn’t part of normal life: people don’t encounter it ordinarily, they don’t see it in their big supermarkets, they don’t see people smoking in public places, they don’t see tobacco vending machines.