Renowned actor Akshay Kumar has recently joined ‘Vimal Pan Masala’ club alongside Ajay Devgn and Shah Rukh Khan, who have been endorsing the brand for quite some time now. The brand recently released an advertisement with the two actors, who are joined by Khiladi Kumar at the end.
The clip shows Khan and Devgn talking about a new “Khiladi,” seemingly a reference to Akshay Kumar’s breakthrough role in the Khiladi film series. The scene then cuts to a silhouette, and it’s of Akshay.
Akshay’s decision to feature in a tobacco commercial has drawn flak on social media. Netizens have called him out for his hypocrisy as he has been a vocal supporter of denouncing such products. People have also mocked his ad where he endorses a sanitary pad and decries smoking.
In the course, social media has also brought up an old video where Akshay, while responding to a journalist, emphatically said that endorsing ‘guthka’ and related products is ‘galat kaam‘.
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The actor also mentions how he turned down many such offers from brands even though they offered him large sums of money.
Amid schooling Akshay, users have also started a meme fest to mock his entry into the ‘Vimal’ league.
Meanwhile, all these three stars have lined up big releases in their kitties. Ajay Devgn is currently promoting his upcoming film Runway 34 co-starring Rakul Preet Singh, Amitabh Bachchan, and Boman Irani. On the other hand, Shah Rukh Khan is busy shooting his film Pathaan. The film also stars Deepika Padukone and John Abraham in the lead roles. Akshay Kumar too has big releases like Raksha Bandhan, Ram Setu, and Prithviraj.
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