It was superstar Rajinikanth who had once invited trouble from PMK party for smoking on-screen. Now, Vijay has landed in the similar situation after the release of the first look of his upcoming movie Thupaki.
Soon after the first look of Thupaki hit the streets of Chennai, the former union minister Anbumani Ramadoss' party took offence out of it. The PMK party, which has always opposed stars glorifying smoking on-screen, condemned the makers of the film for promoting a tobacco product.
The party has also written a letter to the city commissioner and concerned authorities for violating the ban on tobacco promotions in films. However, the makers of the film have not commented on the issue yet.
It may be recalled that the PMK had earlier protested against Rajinikanth for smoking on-screen in his Baba. Later, the superstar bowed down to their demands and announced that he would not smoke in films any more.
Thupaki, which is coming out with a caption 'You don't shoot to kill but to stay alive', stars Vijay and Kajal Aggarwal in the leads. The film directed by AR Murugadoss is produced by Kalaipuli S Dhanu.