A 40-year old cancer patient from Rajasthan named Nanakram has appealed publicly to the veteran actor Ajay Devgn to stop promoting tobacco products through advertisements in the interest of society. The family members of the patient said that he was a fan of Devgn and used the same products that the actor advertised for but now he realizes that doing the same has had an adverse effect on his life.
He nearly circulated and pasted 1000 pamphlets addressed to Ajay Devgn, asking about how much he or his family chew tobacco or use tobacco products, on the walls in Sanganer, Jagatpura and nearby areas of the city. The patient’s son, Dinesh Meena told the media persons of PTI,
“My father Nanakram Meena started chewing tobacco a few years ago and was using the same brand for which Devgn does the advertisement. My father was impressed by Devgn but when he was diagnosed with cancer, he felt that such a big star should not advertise for these kind of products.”
In the pamphlet, Nanakram said that advertisements of stuff like liquor, cigarette, and tobacco are harmful and that actors should not promote or advertise these kinds of things. Nanakram, who used to run a tea-stall earlier, cannot speak and runs the family by selling the milk at home in Sanganer town of Jaipur, Rajasthan.
There has been no reply or statement from the Shivaay actor. On the work front, Ajay Devgn is currently gearing himself up for the release of Akiv Ali’s directorial debut De De Pyaar De which is produced under the banners of Luv Films and T-series, which revolves around Ashish, a wealthy 50-year-old man who falls in love with Ayesha (Rakul Preet), who is almost half his age. Things get complicated when his ex-wife Manju (Tabu) comes into the picture. De De Pyaar De, which also features Jaaved Jaaferi, Jimmy Shergill and Alok Nath in other pivotal roles, which is scheduled to hit the theatres on May 17.