The State Tobacco Control Cell of the Delhi Government has issued notice to producers, directors and actors of the film about the use of tobacco in the film 'Badhaai Ho'. Cell has instructed the producer and director to remove the view of smoking from the film in the notice. On not doing so, Cell has warned against taking action under the Cota (Cigarette and Other Tobacco Product Act) Act.
In the notice, in-charge of the cell and additional Director General of Health Services, Dr SK Arora said that many films of Bollywood are violating the Cotapa law. Many times the cast has been shown smoking cigarette in this movie. Apart from this, the film also has a view of a cigarette shop. Where artists gather and smoke there.
Through this scene, he has accused the foreign brand of promoting cigarette propaganda in the film. Apart from this he said that the promotion of tobacco is being promoted by a company of Indian brand. In the notice, the scenes shown in the film are affected by young people, which can also be motivated for smoking. Filmmakers should also take care of social responsibility.
He said that non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, blood pressure and paralysis are increasing in the country. Tobacco use is a major cause of these non-communicable diseases and TB disease. In the country 40 percent of all types of cancers, 90 percent of oral cancer, 30-40 percent TB, 29-30 percent of diabetes, blood pressure, heart attack and paralysis are consumed due to tobacco use.
It is noteworthy that earlier, a Chhattisgarh journalist had complained of stalking the story on the makers of the Badhaai Ho and filed a case in this regard. 'Badhaai Ho', there is the story of being pregnant of an old woman. In the film, Nina Gupta has played the role of a pregnant woman. Apart from this, Ayushmann Khurana, Sanya Malhotra are in the main character. The budget of the film is Rs 20 crore. Due to being a different story plot, viewers are very much liked. 'Badhaai Ho' has so far earned close to 80 crores.