Now Kejriwal Sarkar Nags Shahrukh Khan's Wife

In addition, the spouses of Ajay Devgn, Arbaaz Khan and Govinda receive letters urging them to persuade their husbands not to endorse pan masala

Published: 02nd March 2016 01:13 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd March 2016 01:17 AM   |  A+A-

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NEW DELHI: The Delhi government on Monday lobbied the wives of four Bollywood actors to nag their husbands not to endorse pan masala products as they contain areca nut, a potential cancer-causing agent.

The request was made in letters to the wives of Ajay Devgn, Shah Rukh Khan, Arbaaz Khan and Govinda as they did not respond to earlier requests by the Delhi health department.

"It is a humble appeal to you for encouraging Shah Rukh Khan not to participate in advertisements of pan masala in larger public health interest," said a letter written to Gauri, Shah Rukh Khan's wife.

Similar letters were written to wives of other three actors also.

"Earlier a letter was written to Shah Rukh Khan urging him not to participate in such advertisements. But we (the Delhi government) have not received any response till date nor has he stopped doing such advertisements," said the letter written to Gauri.

The letter said that even if these pan masalas do not contain tobacco or nicotine, they surely contain areca nuts (supari) and now there is a lot of scientific evidence to prove that supari causes cancer.

Earlier, a similar letter was written to actress Sunny Leone about her role in advertisements endorsing tobacco products and pan masala.


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