Thursday, June 02, 2005

No smoke without fire

Debate rages on whether the Indian government's decision, to impose a total ban on smoking scenes on TV and the silver screen, is correct or not.

The Hindu's editorial feels that the Health Ministry, headed by Dr Anbumani Ramadoss has over-reacted and even goes on to say that the ban "is a direct infringement on the freedom of the media." The no-smoking-on-screen law does have its supporters and most notable among them is Dr.Ramadoss, founder of the Pattali Makkal Katchi(PMK) and father of Dr.Anbumani Ramadoss.

In an another news item in The Hindu, Dr.Ramadoss Sr. welcomes the ban and believes that such a ban should be extended to the consumption of liquor as well !

Dr.Ramadoss Sr. has a long history of criticising on-screen smoking and had earlier taken on Rajinikanth for depicting/glorifying smoking in his movies.Now, his son(Dr.Anbumani) has been instrumental in passing a law banning on-screen smoking.

Although cigarette tricks have always been an integral part of Rajini movies, his latest flick "Chandramukhi" has substituted the cigarette with chewing gum !

Looks like Dr.Ramadoss has had the last laugh, after all !


Blogger Venkatesh said...

Blame it also on the other doctor who did the lip surgery for Rajini.

6/05/2005 12:13 PM  

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