The Tamil Nadu Public Health Department has issued a notice to Thalapathy Vijay for glorifying smoking in the poster of his upcoming film Sarkar. The first look poster has been taken down by the official Twitter handle Sun Pictures, producers of the film.
Long back, Anbumani Ramadoss has also tweeted against the Sarkar poster. “You’ll look more stylish without that cigarette.#SmokingKills #SmokingCausesCancer. Shame on Actor Vijay for promoting Smoking in this first look of his next movie #ActResponsibly #DoNotPromoteSmoking”, tweeted the politician.
As Sarkar is being produced by Sun Pictures who is a close associate of the opposition party DMK, there is a buzz that the ruling Government ADMK has decided to seriously take up this issue.
Directed by AR Murugadoss, Sarkar is touted to be a political action thriller film and AR Rahman is composing the music.