Just a few months back during the promotions of the mystery-thriller film, Ittefaq, Karan Johar along with Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan was served a notice for glorifying smoking in the promotional posters of Ittefaq. Now, once again the Dharma Productions head Karan Johar has landed in a legal trouble. This time Johar has been slapped by a legal notice for running a promotional advertisement for Kamala Pasand Paan Masala during the airing of a reality show India’s Next Superstar on Star Plus channel.
According to a report by a Aaj Tak, Karan Johar’s production house Dharma productions along with Endemol productions have been served a legal notice by the Health Department of the Delhi government under the Cigarette and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA). The department has also given the makers a time frame of 10 days to respond to the notice, failing to which might invite a jail for 5 years and a fine of 10 thousand rupees.
Earlier also, KJo's new reality show India’s Next Superstar, had been accused of allowing established actors to participate in the show. Because the motive is to give a chance to the new talent and help them to make their way in Bollywood. The whole controversy was started after Telugu actress Angela Krislinzki who was also recently featured in Karan Kundra’s Bollywood debut film 1921, entered on the reality show.
The Star Plus show India’s Next Superstars is a talent-based reality show which is judged by filmmakers Karan Johar and Rohit Shetty. The winner of the show will get a chance to work in a Karan Johar film.
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