Mumbai, Sep 30 (IANS) From Oct 2, the government will introduce its new no-smoking policy. Most Bollywood personalities like Saif Ali Khan, Shabana Azmi and Akhshaye Khanna welcome this move, but some feel it would be unfair to ban smoking in movies.
Saif Ali Khan: Smoking should be banned indoors in public. But why ban it on screen? It's just acting and everyone knows it.
Akshaye Khanna: Smoking should be banned in public places, but not in movies.
Shabana Azmi: Yes, smoking should be banned in public spaces, but not on screen. Because smoking could reveal a lot about a character especially if it's a woman. And to me endorsement of cigarettes by celebrities is a big no. But banni