Many film celebs have criticized the anti-smoking disclaimers that appear before a film screening in cinema halls and filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, known for calling a spade a spade, has joined the list of celebrities, who’ve lashed out at such steps.
Taking to Twitter, RGV said, “People want to forget problems for two hours when they come to see a movie and they are pounced upon with grotesque close ups of diseased lungs and mouths. I have been seeing a million anti-smoking campaigns since I was a kid, but yet to see a single smoker who gave up smoking because of them. If they (government) really believe that ads can stop people from having vices, they should logically do that for all vices… why only cigarette and gutka (tobacco)”.
Ram Gopal Varma is presently gearing up for the launch of gangster drama Satya 2, which releases in a few days.