Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn has recently asked by a 40-year-old cancer patient to not promote Tobacco products.
The patient named Nanakram from Rajasthan made a public request to the actor through posters to stop promoting Tobacco products.
Now, a week after the patient’s request, Ajay on Tuesday said he makes a conscious effort to not promote anything that impacts the society negatively.
Ajay Devgn after fan’s appeal
The actor 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.”
The actor added at the most he can try his best not to smoke on screen if his character does not demand it.
“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,” Devgn told PTI.
On the work front, Ajay Devgn is gearing up for the release of De De Pyaar De co-starring Tabu and Rakul Preet Singh. The film is all set to release on May 17.