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‘I’m sorry’: Akshay Kumar steps back as tobacco brand ambassador after backlash, will donate ad fee.

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‘I’m sorry’: Akshay Kumar steps back as tobacco brand ambassador after backlash, will donate ad fee.

Akshay Kumar’s decision to step back as the brand ambassador of Vimal Elaichi came after he faced massive trolling on social media platforms. The commercial also starred Ajay Devgn and Sha Rukh Khan.

  • The Vimal Elaichi commercial showed Shah Rukh & Ajay Devgn welcoming Akshay to the ‘Vimal universe’
  • Akshay’s decision to be a part of pan masala brand was not well received by fans
  • The actor issued an apology post midnight on Thursday

Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar recently issued a statement after he was brutally trolled for association with a pan masala brand. The actor announced that will ‘step back’ as the brand ambassador of the tobacco brand. Taking to his Instagram handle, he wrote, “I am sorry. I would like to apologise to you, all my fans and well-wishers. Your reaction over the past few days has deeply affected me.”

“While I have not and will not endorse tobacco, I respect the outpouring of your feelings in light of my association with Vimal Elaichi.”

He further added, “With all humility, I step back. I have decided to contribute the entire endorsement fee towards a worthy cause. The brand might continue airing the ads till the legal duration of the contract that is binding upon me, but I promise to be extremely mindful in making my future choices. In return I shall forever continue to ask for your love and wishes. Akshay Kumar.

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