Saturday, October 27, 2007

Don't smoke in public Shahrukh!

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has been issued a legal notice by an NGO - National Organisation for Tobacco Eradication (NOTE) - for smoking in public during two recent events - the Twenty20 cricket match in Mumbai and Hindustan Times Summit in Delhi.

"Images of Shah Rukh Khan inhaling smoke were shown on Doordarshan during its telecast of the Twenty20 cricket match in Mumbai on October 20. The national television channel's telecast of such outrageous images is another act worth condemnation," NOTE general secretary Dr Shekhar Salkar said.

Prior to this incident, SRK was shown sitting on the dais with a lighted cigarette in his hand during the Hindustan Times Summit in Delhi on October 12 and 13, NOTE said.

"A superstar, imitated and adored by millions cannot lend a helping hand to promote smoking," Salkar added.

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