Ajay Devgn has found himself in a new kind of controversy that he promotes tobacco. A week after a fan made a public appeal to Ajay Devgn to stop endorsing tobacco, the actor spoke out on this issue. While promoting his upcoming film De De Pyaar De De at an event, Ajay mentioned that he doesn’t promote any product that contains tobacco but at the same time can’t ask the company to stop making other products. He further said that he is in touch with the fan who is battling cancer and his contract with the company also mentions that he won’t promote tobacco.
Divulging the details of his popular advertisement and the contract, Ajay told the media that he promotes ‘ilaaichi (cardamom) and not tobacco’.
The Singham star said that even his contract says he is associated with the promotion of a non-tobacco product. Keeping aside all, he also said that he can’t take the responsibility of the company which might be dealing in the tobacco-related products. Ajay was quoted by PTI saying, “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.”
Ajay spoke about the fact that he never endorses tobacco until and unless a very role requires him to go for it. Ajay explained, “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 (2002), 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.”
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