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Akshay Kumar apologises for endorsing an elaichi brand; ‘With all humility, I step back’.

April 21,2022(New Delhi): Recently, the fans got angry when they saw an advertisement for a tobacco brand. People started criticizing Akshay Kumar badly. Now Akshay Kumar has taken a big decision on this, about which he has told through social media. Akshay had no idea that people would get angry like this after joining an ad for a tobacco brand (Akshay Kumar Vimal Pan Masala). Akshay has now apologized (Akshay Kumar apology) and backout from the advertisement.

Let us tell you that Akshay was recently seen in the advertisement of tobacco company with Ajay Devgn and Shah Rukh Khan. Ajay and Shahrukh have already been on the target of some people for this advertisement, but when they recently saw Akshay doing an advertisement, they got angry on the actor. Akshay Kumar has now apologized to the fans for this ad and has pulled his hands back. Akshay has announced that he will no longer be the brand ambassador of this tobacco company’s advertisement.

Akshay Kumar also told that he has decided to donate the fee he was offered to do this ad for a good cause. Here, we must tell you that he neither drinks alcohol nor cigarettes. He leads a healthy lifestyle, about which he has told many times. In such a situation, the fans were angry that how can their hero endorse such a thing which is so harmful.

Sharing a statement on his Instagram account, Akshay wrote, “I am sorry. I would like to apologise to you, all my fans and well-wishers. Your reaction over the past few days has deeply affected me. While I have not and will not endorse tobacco, I respect the outpouring of your feelings in light of my association with Vimal Elaichi. With all humility, I step back (sic).”

Akshay further wrote, ”I have decided to contribute the entire endorsement fee towards a worthy cause. The brand might continue airing the ads till the legal duration of the contract that is binding upon me, but I promise to be extremely mindful in making my future choices. In return I shall forever continue to ask for your love and wishes (sic).”

It is being told that earlier Akshay was not ready to do this advertisement at all, but when he was offered a big amount, he agreed. But then Akshay could not have imagined how angry people would get due to this one decision of his.

At the same time, ‘Pushpa: The Rise’ actor Allu Arjun refused to do an ad for a tobacco company and also turned down the hefty fee offered for it. Before him, many celebs including Aamir Khan to Amitabh Bachchan have turned down the offer of endorsements related to paan, gutka and tobacco.

By line: Divya Thearia

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