South superstar Thalapathy Vijay, who is currently gearing up for the release of his much-anticipated film, Leo, has landed in a legal soup. The first song from the film, ‘Naa Ready’, was released on June 22, and even though it has already become a chartbuster, it has invited legal trouble for Vijay and the team of Leo.
A complaint has been filed against Vijay and the makers of ‘Leo’ for smoking in the song. The actor has been accused of promoting the usage of drugs by an activist from Chennai.
The activist urged the court to take action against the superstar and the makers under the Narcotics Control Act.
Back in 2007, a huge controversy had erupted in Tollywood over actors smoking on screen. It was then that Vijay had promised that he would cooperate with the government and comply with their anti-smoking drives by not showing smoking scenes in the film.
Reminding him of his promise, Anbumani has now said that Vijay should be careful as the youth watch his films and draw inspiration from him, and that it was the actor’s social responsibility to “protect the public” from smoking.