The controversy surrounding the brand new tobacco commercial that includes Bollywood superstars Shah Rukh Khan, Ajay Devgn and Akshay Kumar will not be dying down.
After Akshay Kumar’s public apology and Ajay Devgn’s defence of his “personal choice” of starring in a tobacco model’s elaichi product advert, an IAS officer from West Bengal has come down closely on actors like SRK, Ajay and Amitabh Bachchan.
IAS officer Awanish Sharan took to Twitter and shared an image of one of many pillars of the enduring Howrah Bridge. He wrote in his tweet, “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.”
Kolkata Port Trust has mentioned saliva laced with gutkha is corroding the enduring 70-year-old bridge. The Howrah Bridge is beneath assault from gutkha-chewers. @shahrukh_35 @akshaykumar @ajaydevgn @SrBachchan
Source: Google pic.twitter.com/sriVMIULig
— Awanish Sharan (@AwanishSharan) April 21, 2022
The sale of gutkha or paan masala (each tobacco merchandise) is totally banned in West Bengal as per a notification by West Bengal’s well being division.
The notification dated October 26, 2021, issued beneath the signature of Tapan Ok Rudra, commissioner of meals security, West Bengal, learn, “As per regulation 2.3.4 of the Food Safety and Standards (Prohibition and Restrictions on Sales) Regulations 2011 made by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, in the exercise of powers conferred by clause (i) of sub-section (2) of section 92 of the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 (Central Act 34 of 2006) read with section 26 thereof, prohibits sale of articles of food in which tobacco and/or nicotine are used as ingredients, as they may be injurious to health.”
The IAS officer additionally tagged actors Shah Rukh Khan, Ajay Devgn and Amitabh Bachchan.