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Akshay Kumar apologizes to fans after being trolled for his Vimal Elaichi ad

Actor Akshay Kumar has issued an apology to fans and well-wishers after being trolled on social media for appearing in an ad for Vimal Elaichi and endorsing the pan masala

Actor Akshay Kumar has issued an apology to fans and well-wishers after being trolled on social media for appearing in an ad for Vimal Elaichi and endorsing the pan masala brand.

Twitter went berserk after Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar alongside superstars Shah Rukh Khan, and Ajay Devgn appeared together for the advertisement of well-known gutka brand ‘Vimal Pan Masala’ with the tagline “Bolo Zubaan Kesari.”

The presence of Akshay Kumar in the commercial sparked outrage.

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The advertising resulted in widespread trolling and criticism of the actors on social media, with Akshay Kumar taking the brunt of the wrath.

The majority of Twitter users pointed out that Akshay Kumar, who is known for his fitness, was endorsing a product owned by a gutka brand.

Netizens uploaded an old video of him expressing why he would never do a gutka ad as he believed in the concept of a “healthy India”.

Many of his fitness-obsessed admirers could not understand why he was associated with the brand.

After getting massive troll by his fans on social media, Akshay Kumar yesterday took to Twitter and issued an apology to his fans and well-wishers for offending them with the campaign.

“I’m 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. 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,” the actor tweeted.

Akshay Kumar apologizes to fans after being trolled for his Vimal Elaichi ad

 

First Published: 21st April, 2022 15:17 IST

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