Mumbai: After a fan suffering from cancer has urged actor Ajay Devgan to stop endorsing tobacco, Bollywood actor got defensive and said he makes a conscious effort to not promote anything that impacts the society negatively.
Nanakram, a 40-year-old cancer patient from Rajasthan, had made a public appeal to Devgn to discontinue his association with tobacco products in the interest of the society.
The patient’s family said that he was a fan of the actor and used the same product which the actor advertises for, but now realises that tobacco has had an adverse effect on his life.
Devgn told said he is in touch with the fan and even contractually maintains he will not promote tobacco.
“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,” he said.