Social media has been in a war of words over celebrities advertising Pan Masala and related products. Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar was targeted and tagged on social media for featuring in one of the tobacco ads alongside Shah Rukh Khan and Ajay Devgn. However, the online grilling made Akshay issue an apology to people and resolve to stay away from such promotions.
There has been a debate on social media regarding the endorsing of tobacco products. Meanwhile, a tweet by Chhattisgarh cadre IAS officer Awanish Sharan went viral on social media, describing the condition of Howrah Bridge from the peak of Gutkha.
Alongside health problems, another harmful effect of tobacco was brought to light by an IAS officer, Awanish Sharan. The officer has shared a picture of the Howrah bridge of Kolkata, in which tobacco-ridden saliva sprayed by tobacco consumers is reportedly eroding. Moreover, in his tweet, he has mentioned celebrities— Akshay Kumar, Shah Rukh Khan and Ajay Devgn, who have recently featured in the tobacco ad together. The officer also said to Amitabh Bachchan, promoting a tobacco brand for quite some time now.
“Kolkata Port Trust has said saliva laced with gutkha is corroding the iconic 70-year-old bridge. The Howrah Bridge is under attack from gutkha-chewers,” he tweeted.
Let us tell you that Allu Arjun, the superstar of South Indian films, who won the audience’s hearts for Pushpa The Rise, recently refused to do a TV promotion of a tobacco brand. For this, he was offered a hefty fee by the tobacco company. Still, the actor refused to do the advertisement, saying that it would send a wrong message to the people, while Bollywood film stars Ajay Devgan and Shahrukh Khan on TV screens advertising tobacco. Appear on.