Recently, many media houses reported that Kartik Aaryan has also been offered a pan masala brand but he has rejected to be a part of it despite a whopping amount.
A few months ago, Akshay Kumar was brutally trolled for his advertisement endorsing Vimal. He was so savagely trolled that he had to cancel his brand endorsement deal. Not just Akshay Kumar, but Shah Rukh Khan, Mahesh Babu, and many successful actors have ended up endorsing a pan masala brand. And, in return, they received a lot of criticism.
Now, it is said Bhool Bhulaiya star Kartik Aaryan has also been offered a pan masala brand but he has rejected to be a part of it despite a whopping amount.
Kartik Aaryan was offered Rs 9 crores for pan masala ad
As quoted by Indiatimes, there are reports that state that Kartik Aaryan was offered a whopping Rs 9 crores from a Pan Masala advertisement. But, he has refused to be a part of the ad.
While sharing the details, Bollywood Hungama reported, “That’s right. That boy Kartik Aaryan has said no to around Rs. 8-9 crore offer to endorse paan masala. Kartik seems to have principles, a rare commodity in today’s actors who suffer from the gift of the ‘grab’. Saying no to such big money is not easy. But Kartik is conscious of his responsibility as a youth icon,”.
While praising the actor, the producer Pahlaj Nihalani who is the former chairperson of the censor board, has said, “Paan masala is killing people. Being encouraged to take gutka and paan masala by Bollywood role models is definitely damaging to the nation’s health. Law forbids the CBFC from granting certification to paan masala and alcohol ads. Therefore, the ads for these products being broadcast are illegal. Actors who are part of such ads should know they’re participating in an illegal activity.”
Many netizens came forward to applaud Kartik Aaryan for his decision to reject the pan masala endorsement deal.
“Youngest superstar shows social responsibility and refuses to endorse such toxic product (even if its PR). Meanwhile, biggest superstar readily endorses carcinogenic pan masala, fairness creams, does endorsements that show brown men as undesirable, etc. Credits where its due, Kartik might not be a huge superstar yet, but he is definitely much much better and has higher morals than “the so called biggest superstar”” – Navigator369
“Kartik’s parents are doctors. His mother is a gynaecologist and has been associated with a well known NGO for many years. She is also a cancer survivor. The values he grew up with obviously would prevent him from accepting paan masala ads, given India is one of the top 5 countries with oral cancer deaths. So refreshing to see this kind of integrity, assuming this news is true.” – AGM291081
“Maybe the ‘King’ of Bollywood should learn something from him. Has all the fame and money in the world but still feels the need to endorse pan masala.” – thehorrorpurist “Good for him. Tobacco money is too much and most people can’t resist such amount of wealth.” – RepresentativeGift83
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