Kollywood star Dhanush was severely criticized for appearing in many smoking scenes in his recently released ‘Maari’. Many said, he is promoting smoking and his fans will follow his actions.
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Dhanush responding to the criticism says, “It is a call taken by the director of the film. The script and my character of a local thug demanded such a sequence in the film. He said, but in real life, ‘I don’t smoke’. And I request my fans to take that as inspiration and not to smoke, and give up smoking if they are smokers.”
In the meantime he expressed his wish to direct a film. He said, “Right now, my commitment is towards acting. I want to equip myself fully with the skills of making a film before I venture into that role.”