Sanjay Dutt has decided against promoting gutka brands and tobacco products, saying he noticed that young and impressionable minds can be affected badly through these brand promotions. Sources close to the actor said Dutt had read newspaper reports about doctors asking him to stop promoting gutka products in a letter.”He had not received any such letter. But, he made up his thoughts to do so. He will not continue his agreement with the gutka brand,” they said.
According to the sources, Dutt is also trying to stop smoking.”He would like to set an example for his children. He has decided to quit using and promoting products that are considered bad for health. However, all this will happen gradually, as there is also his existing deal with the gutka company to consider,” they said.”The actor has realized that young and impressionable minds can be influenced adversely through these brand promotions. He is planning to take corrective measures soon,” they added.
Doctors organisations had last week written a letter to the actor asking him to stop endorsing gutka and tobacco.