The Cocktail star shoots a special video condemning smoking in his upcoming film
Saif Ali Khan turned into a fitness freak way back. And it was not the hunger for looking good that motivated him to choose a healthy lifestyle. The chote Nawab had suffered a mild heart attack in 2007, after which he gave up smoking. But he hasn’t stopped there. A fervent anti-smoking advocate, Saif will be making a special video for his upcoming zombie flick Go Goa Gone, condemning smoking.
In the film, Saif’s character is called Boris, who is a cigar chomping Russian mafia lord. Since the censor board’s current rules require a disclaimer every time smoking is shown on screen, Saif went ahead and had the filmmakers direct a special video to spread awareness about the ill-effects of smoking. “I think smoking is a form of drug abuse. I do not believe in censorship, as in blanket banning. An appropriate age certificate must be set and then enforced. That is what the censor board is for. However I understand with this freedom comes a social responsibility and I would like to warn the youth that smoking is a very dangerous habit. It may seem cool now but there is nothing cool about lung or heart disease. I quit smoking after almost suffering a heart attack five years ago. Purely bought on by my smoking… clearly it is not worth it!” said Saif.