After receiving criticism, Amitabh Bachchan cancels contract with pan masala brand, returns money received for promotion

After a lot of criticism on social media, Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has distanced himself from an advertisement for the brand Pan Masala. He has also terminated the promotion contract with this company. At the same time, he told that he has also returned the amount which he had received for its promotion.

The 79-year-old actor has faced criticism for promoting the brand Pan Masala. Many of his fans expressed their disappointment about this. In a blog post released by ‘Amitabh Bachchan Office’, it was told on Sunday night that he is no longer associated with this promotion. This is the reason why Amitabh Bachchan decided to distance himself from this advertisement.

In a blog post released by Amitabh Bachchan’s office, it was told on Sunday night that he is no longer associated with this promotion. The post said, “A few days after the airing of this ad, Bachchan contacted the brand and opted out of it last week. When Bachchan was associated with this brand, he was not aware that this advertisement comes under the advertisement related to a banned product.

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The post said that Bachchan terminated the contract and returned the amount he received for the promotion. Last month, an NGO National Tobacco Anti-Tobacco Organization (NOTE) had appealed to Bachchan not to be a part of advertisements promoting the brand Pan Masala.

Last month, Amitabh Bachchan had responded to a fan asking him why he chose to endorse the brand. He said, “If some people are getting benefits from an industry, we should not think as to ‘why am I getting associated with it?’ If it is an industry, then we too should think of it as our industry. Now, you may think that I should not be doing it, but I get paid for it.”

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