A plea towards actors Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Shah Rukh Khan and Ranveer Singh has been filed for ‘selling consumption of gutkha and tobacco’.

Actors Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan and Ajay Devgn have been accused of “selling consumption of gutkha and tobacco” in a petition filed on Thursday earlier than a court docket in Bihar. Ajay Devgn has been an envoy of tobacco model Vimal for several years. Shah Rukh Khan additionally got here on board final 12 months. Amitabh Bachchan had signed on as a model ambassador for Kamla Pasand earlier than chopping his ties with the model. Ranveer Singh has additionally endorsed the model.

The plea has been filed earlier than the court docket of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Muzaffarpur, by city-based social activist Tamanna Hashmi, who has alleged that commercials that include these actors inspired individuals to devour the objects being marketed.

Tamanna has additionally named actor Ranveer Singh amongst those that have been “misusing their superstar standing” by agreeing to look in gutkha and pan masala advertisements. The prayer has sought instructions to the police that FIR is lodged towards the actors beneath IPC sections 311 (punishment to a thug), 420 (dishonest) and 467 and 468 (forgery). It is prone to be taken up for listening to sooner or later.

Last month, actor Akshay Kumar, who appeared in tobacco model Vimal’s advert, reduce his ties with the corporate after his followers slammed him for selling tobacco. The Vimal advert additionally featured actors Ajay Devgn and Shah Rukh Khan.

In October 2021, Amitabh Bachchan terminated his contract with a chewing tobacco model, Kamla Pasand. His workplace launched a press release stating that Amitabh wasn’t conscious of some particulars. The assertion learns, “When Mr Bachchan grew to become related to the model, he wasn’t conscious it falls beneath surrogate promoting. Now, he has terminated the contract with the model, has written to them about his termination, and has returned the cash acquired for the promotion.” In November, Amitabh despatched a legal discovery to the corporate after it continued to air commercials that includes him regardless of the termination of the contract.

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