On Thursday, Akshay Kumar announced his decision to step down as tobacco brand ambassador. Milind Soman supports his decision
Akshay Kumar has been making headlines for all the wrong and right reasons. The actor landed in trouble after he appeared in a pan masala brand commercial. Fans were disappointed and many slammed him for his ‘dual standards’. After the trolling, Akshay announced his decision to step down as a brand ambassador. He also apologised to his fans and well-wishers.
Now, Milind Soman has supported Akki’s decision. Taking to Twitter, he wrote, “@akshaykumar you made the right choice, whatever the reason!”
Earlier, Ajay Devgn had also reacted to Akshay getting trolled and stepping down as a brand ambassador. He told News18, “I don’t discuss that. I would not like to comment on it but all I’d say is that when you are endorsing something it’s a personal choice. Everyone is mature to make a decision for themselves.”
He added, “There are certain products which are harmful and there are others which aren’t. I would say it without naming it because I don’t want to promote it, I was doing elaichi. What I feel is more than advertisements, if certain things are so wrong, then they should not be sold.”
On Thursday, Akshay issued a statement and announced his decision. The actor shared a statement that read, “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. With all humility, I step back. I have decided to contribute the entire endorsement fee towards a worthy cause.”
He added, “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.