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Saif Ali Khan condemns tobacco in a special video for GO GOA GONE
March 30, 2013 10:04:26 AM IST By Glamsham Editorial
Actor Saif Ali Khan is known to play diverse roles, not limiting himself to one genre or type. In GO GOA GONE he plays the role of a Russian mafia lord, Borris. When Saif got to know that Borris smokes a cigar in the film, he insisted that he will shoot a video message addressing the youth about the harm caused by tobacco. This video is going to play before the film begins in, which he has said that tobacco use of any sort is injurious to health. Off-screen, the actor doesn't smoke.
''Saif plays a Russian Mafia Lord in GO GOA GONE and because of the demand of the character he smokes a cigar in the film. Off screen, Saif doesn't smoke and condemns the use of tobacco. In fact, on his insistence we had shot a personalised anti-tobacco video a while back, where he says that the use of Tobacco in any form is injurious to health. The video will play before the film begins. This was not meant to disrespect the law or promote the use of tobacco, keeping the sensitivity and the sensibility of the Law in mind, we retract our creative,'' says producer Dinesh Vijan.
Saif and Dinesh are producing this film under their banner Illuminati Films along with Sunil Lulla of Eros International. The zombie comedy, directed by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK, is all set to release on May 10th, 2013. The film also stars actors Kunal Khemu, Vir Das, Anand Tiwary and Puja Gupta in key roles.