10 Bollywood Stars Who Promote Pan Masala for Money
Promoting pan masala brands, tobacco products or beers by celebrities is not new in Bollywood or India.
The government had already urged these celebrities not to endorse various pan masala or ‘gutka’ brands as they are known to contain ingredients which cause cancer.
As well as these ads influence people for the wrong habits. But the sad thing is they still continue in 2022.
Here is the list of celebrities who you or your kids see as an ideal. You call them ‘Hero’ or ‘Heroine’, let’s see what they promote just for money.
1) Amitabh Bachchan
The celebrity who is also known as megastar was used to promote ‘Kamala Pasand’.
The National Organization For Tobacco Eradication asked to withdraw himself from the pan masala ad campaign as it influences youngsters.
After much criticism from fans on social media, he moved out of that ad campaign.
Shah Rukh Khan and Ajay Devgn first appeared in a Vimal commercial in 2021. Fans were taken aback by the combination of two actors.
Vimal Pan Masala was the IPL’s streaming partner that year, and the ad was watched by millions of Indians on television.
3) Ajay Devgn
Ajay Devgn, a Bollywood actor and producer, has long been linked to Vimal Pan Masala. He has become the brand’s face and has been in numerous advertisements. The most recent is an advertisement that also features Shah Rukh Khan.
4) Akshay Kumar
The Khiladi of Bollywood has been seen endorsing Baba Elaichi & Vimal products. He is known as a fitness inspiration in the industry.
Later he stepped back as tobacco brand ambassador after backlash. On Wednesday, he apologized to his fans for promoting such products.
5) Salman Khan
Salman Khan must be sure that if he can get the bail for different cases then anything is okay to do or promote.
He joined the Pan Masala bandwagon with an ad for Rajshree Elaichi. You can watch this ad more than 50-times on television these days.
Kamla Pasand enlisted Ranveer Singh for their latest commercial, which also starred Amitabh Bachchan. Later Bachchan dropped out of the brand’s promotion in October.
7) Hrithik Roshan
Hrithik Roshan got featured in Dilbagh’s new advertisement for Signature Elaichi. The ad campaign was started last year but his fans are not happy seeing endorsing pan masala.
8) Tiger Shroff
Tiger Shroff got featured in Pan Bahar for their ad campaign named Kamyabi.
A social media user asked him, “Being such a fitness freak yourself is it okay to promote pan masala? You have so many followers, your actions are also followed by so many people. How can you promote such things?”
9) Mahesh Babu
Mahesh Babu does not belong to Bollywood but Tollywood. But he must be mentioned in this list. It was the same ad by Pan Bahar that also featured him alongside Tiger Shroff.
Fans were resented seeing this Mega Star in a Pan Masala ad. A fan wrote on a social media platform, “Never expected even Mahesh Babu to come down to this standard for money doing this ad.”
10) Saif Ali Khan
In a TV commercial, Bollywood’s nawaab is shown advertising Pan Bahar pan masala, claiming that the pan masala brand is “pehchan kamyabi ki.”
While the list doesn’t end here! There are so many other celebrities who used to endorse such pan masala & tobacco products for money.
The so-called Heroes & Heroines like Anushka Sharma, Priyanka Chopra, Annu Kapoor & there are so many other Bollywood celebrities who used to promote such products.
What are your opinions on these celebrities & such promotions? Tell us in the comments section!