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    The Healis Sekhsaria Institute for Public Health and Doctors for You, organisations working in the field of tobacco control have penned down a strong worded letter to actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan advising her against the use of a promotional scene where she is seen holding a cigarette in her latest film Guzaarish.

    A poster of the film, which has Aishwarya Rai Bachchan smoking a cigarette while Hrithik Roshan looks on, is stuck all over Mumbai, including buses, autos etc etc…

    The letter written by Dr Ravikant Singh from Doctors for you to the actress goes like this:

    “We are dismayed by the posters of your forthcoming film Guzaarish that show you with a cigarette. We are not sure if the producer and the PR agency has taken your consent to use this particular picture for the advertisement.

    The doctors are worried about the larger impact of these posters on the millions of young women for whom you are The Role Model,”

    The letter further states, “Remember the final speech you made when you became Miss World, you had promised to “work for Peace, Goodwill, Harmony & compassion and to do full justice with your motto ‘Beauty with Purpose’. However, this promotional scene is against the philosophy that you have been preaching.”

    To show their protest, the members of Doctors For You, which is a non-profit organization, will wear black badges on Friday, the day Guzaarish releases.
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