AAP sends letter to Gauri Khan, Kajol and Malaika

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government on Monday send a letter to the star wives of Shahrukh Khan, Ajay Devgn, Arbaaz Khan and Govinda to urge their respective husbands not to endorse pan masala (tobacco) products as these contain areca nuts, a potential cancer causing agent.

The request was made in letters to the wives of actors Ajay Devgan, Shah Rukh Khan, Arbaaz Khan and Govinda after the actors did not respond to the earlier requests by the Delhi health department.

"It is an humble appeal to you for encouraging Shah Rukh Khan not to participate in advertisements of pan masala in larger public health interest," said a letter written to Shah Rukh Khan's wife Gauri Khan.

"Earlier a letter was written to Shah Rukh Khan urging him not to participate in such advertisements in public interest. Nonetheless we (Delhi government) have not received any response till date nor he has plugged doing such advertisements," the letter said.

Regarding the same issue, the Delhi government wrote similar letters to wives of other three actors also.

The letter said that even if these pan masalas do not contain tobacco or nicotine, they surely contain areca nuts (supari) and now there is scientific evidence to prove that supari causes cancer.

In the past, a similar letter was written to actress Sunny Leone for endorsing tobacco products and pan masala.