Gutka Ad: Notice Issued To Akshay Kumar, Shah Rukh Khan And Ajay Devgn

OB Bureau

New Delhi: Actors Akshay Kumar, Shahrukh Khan, and Ajay Devgn have been issued notices in connection with advertisements they do for gutka companies. The representation was made to the government on October 22 but no action was taken in the matter, said the petitioner, PTI reported. The central government informed the Lucknow bench of Allahabad Court that it has issued notices to the stars.

The Centre’s counsel informed the High Court on Friday that the same issue was also being heard by the Supreme Court and as such the instant petition should be dismissed. After hearing the submission, the bench fixed the hearing for May 9, 2024.

A bench of Justice Rajesh Singh Chauhan had earlier directed the central government to decide the representation of the petitioner, who had originally contended that action should be taken against the actors and dignitaries who were given high-profile awards but were advertising for gutka companies.

Hearing the contempt petition, the high court issued notice to the Cabinet Secretary of the central government.

On Friday, Deputy Solicitor General SB Pandey informed the High Court that the Centre had issued show cause notices to Akshay Kumar, Shah Rukh Khan and Ajay Devgn.

The court was also informed that Amitabh Bachchan had sent a legal notice to a gutka company, which was showing his advertisement even though he had already cancelled his contract with it.

OB Bureau

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