Doctors "Guzaarish"!

B-Town is hardly new to controversies and the latest to cause a stir is none other than the much anticipated Guzaarish!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 | 8:41:25 AM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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B-Town is hardly new to controversies and the latest to cause a stir is none other than the much anticipated Guzaarish!
Sanjay Leela Bhansali's latest flick seems to have annoyed a few doctors who have reacted quite strongly to the promotional footage of Bollywood's beloved Aishwariya holding a *drumrolls please* cigarette!
Whilst not the first leading lady to puff away on screen (Bebo in Chameli, Piggy Chops in Fashion), the actress has come under much scrutiny from the medical community as they believe that Ash, being an impressionable celebrity, will influence the younger generation with her cigarette smoking ways.
On-screen smoking was banned in 2005 by Dr Anbhumani Ramadoss (Union Minister of Health), though the act was later revoked in 2009.  However, with many health care professionals protesting the blatant publicization of smoking by the posters as well as badgering Ash with demands to stop the particular scene from being part of the promotions, we wonder if the ban will come back in to consideration?
For now Doctors for You, a non-profit organization, plans to show their displeasure by sporting black badges on the release day (November 19, for those of you not turned off by Ash lighting up).
Here's hoping that this little roadblock doesn't make the chances of success for this movie go up in smoke!
Author: Nabila K.

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Posted on: 17 November 2010 at 9:50pm
I agree that smokers don't need excuse to light up the cigar.. They would smoke any way and non-smokers have enough sense to understand the dangerous involved in it and they are not stupid enuff to just puff up a stick just by seeing some so-called celebrity doing it.. Bu my question is "Is it really necessary to show smoking scenes in Movies?" I mean why the hell they have to show the scenes in movies ?? Are they tryin to promote the brand?? or they are paid by the company to hold the stick in their hands.. I mean come on already they have been showing nudity, sex scenes, consumption of Alcohol, smoking and all.. Can't a clean movie be made without such scenes.. ??

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Posted on: 17 November 2010 at 4:14pm
feel double minded

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Posted on: 17 November 2010 at 12:54pm
This is ridiculous. Seeing Ash smoke doesn't make me think its a good idea...and anyone who does...probably thought it was before anyway and just need an excuse to light up.

Edited on:17 November 2010 at 12:56pm

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Posted on: 17 November 2010 at 8:11am
jesus smokers really think that since aish is doing it i will do it to..yes of course..after alll ,in this entire world bas aish hi bachi hai yeh sab karvane ke liye.. :X

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Posted on: 17 November 2010 at 6:59am
oh gimme a break!!! this is just plain ridiculous!!!

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Posted on: 17 November 2010 at 6:11am
Hmm, agree smoking is bad! But leave it alone. Looking forward too Guzaarish

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Posted on: 17 November 2010 at 1:18am
aw.w..... good luck to the cast & crew of Guzaarish.. lukin frwd to the movie

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