Akshaye Khanna’s recent stint in ‘Ittefaq’ was critically acclaimed and the actor was at the receiving end of major applause for his performance in the film. However, amidst the galore of praises, Akshaye seems to have invited some trouble for himself and the makers, thanks to the posters of ‘Ittefaq’ that present him smoking a cigarette.
The Delhi Health Department has issued a strict compliance notice to the producers of the mystery thriller, Shah Rukh Khan, Gauri Khan, Karan Johar, Hiroo Johar and others, for promoting smoking. The department had issued the statement about the notice saying, “This promotional material poster of the film being publicised in media is in gross violation of Section 5 of COTPA (Cigarette & Other Tobacco Products Act) 2003 as it promotes smoking. 5,500 youth in India consume tobacco daily and Bollywood films have a lasting effect on youths.”