Actor Akshay Kumar has apologised to fans and well-wishers after people on social media trolled him for appearing in an ad for Vimal Elaichi.
Many pointed out the ad could be seen as the actor promoting a tobacco product. From amused to offended, the voices are varied.
Most Twitter users said that Akshay Kumar, known for fitness, was endorsing a product owned by what is essentially a
"I'm sorry," the actor tweeted.
"I would like to apologise to you, all my fans and well-wishers. Your reaction over the past few days has deeply affected me.
While I have not and will not endorse tobacco, I respect the outpouring of your feelings in light of my association with Vimal Elaichi. With all humility, I step back," Akshay Kumar tweeted.
"I have decided to contribute the entire endorsement fee towards a worthy cause. The brand might continue airing the ads till the legal duration of the contract",He Said.