“Recently Chennai was filled with wall posters from Thuppaki, which were also used in print media. The posters have Vijay smoking a cigar. In spite of Ministry Of Health, Government of India banning any display of smoking, this poster was pasted everywhere and used as ads”, says V Selvakumar.
“In regard to the above mentioned violation of the Indian Tobacco Act, I have filed a complaint on 04th May 2012 with The Commissioner of Police, requesting to take necessary action against the violators”, he further adds.
However this is not the first time a lead actor has posed with a cigar for a film poster, remember Ajith‘s ‘Asal‘ posters and Simbu‘s ‘Vettai Mannan‘ posters? Only about two weeks back Shahrukh Khan was in news for smoking in public.