Akshay Kumar’s old cigarette ad goes viral after he apologise for endorsing tobacco brand
Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar recently joined Shah Rukh Khan and Ajay Devgn to endorse a tobacco company. After receiving a lot of flak from the netizens for his decision, the star issued an apology on his social media accounts.
In his note, Akshay mentioned that he will be extremely mindful of his choices henceforth and that he “has not and will not” endorse tobacco. However, some social media users didn’t step back from digging up an old cigarette ad of the superstar.
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) April 20, 2022
While sharing the ad featuring Akshay Kumar, a Twitter user wrote that he wished there was more honesty in Kumar’s statement.
Since it is an honest clarification, I’d wish there was honesty in the statement Akki sir 🙏 pic.twitter.com/40g6GwcoWl
— BRIJWA SRK FAN (@BrijwaSRKman) April 20, 2022
Journalist Ujval Nanavati tweeted, “While I have not endorsed tobacco”!! Cigarettes are made of gulkand (rose petals preserve) kya? Liar. And then there’s Bagpiper. And sugary colas. Pity a country where a person like you is a role model of success.”
“While I have not endorsed tobacco”!! Cigarettes are made of gulkand kya? Liar.
And then there’s Bagpiper. And sugary colas. Pity a country where a person like you is a role model of success. pic.twitter.com/LZoOwmKaV7
— Ujval Nanavati (@cynical_ujval) April 21, 2022
For those unversed, Akshay Kumar was trolled a lot for promoting the pan masala brand through an ad. As his fans were upset over his decision, some also dug out one of his old videos where he could be heard saying that he will never endorse products which affect heath. Now it is to be seen if the brand continues to use him in their ads.