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Ajay Devgn defends association with tobacco brand, calls it 'personal choice'

Akshay Kumar has recently backed off from promoting a tobacco brand after a huge social media outcry. Ajay Devgn, on the other hand, defended his choice in a press interaction.

IANS Reported by: IANS New Delhi Published on: April 21, 2022 22:18 IST
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After Akshay Kumar apologised for featuring in a tobacco brand advertisement, Ajay Devgn, who is awaiting the release of his next film 'Runway 34', has defended his association with the brand.

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Ajay has been associated with the brand for a long time so much that he has become synonymous with its tagline. As per a media report, during the press interactions for 'Runway 34', when the actor was asked about the advertisement, he defended himself by calling it a personal choice.

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He also said that people often take up something after fully being aware of its repercussions at large. He mentioned that he was only promoting 'elaichi' and not a tobacco product. He added that if such products cause an unnecessary stir then more than advertisements, the sale of such products should be put on hold.

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