After Ajay Devgn and Shah Rukh Khan, actor Akshay Kumar has reportedly joined the Vimal ‘Zubaan Kesari’ Universe. A new trailer of Vimal ‘Bolo Zubaan Kesari’ featuring Shah Rukh Khan and Ajay Devgn has dropped on the internet. In the advertisement, SRK wonders who is the latest one to join the Vimal universe as the silhouette of Akshay Kumar shows up.
Here is the teaser of the latest Vimal Elaichi video:-
Film analyst Sumit Kadel also took to confirm that actor Akshay Kumar has become the third major Bollywood actor to join the Vimal universe, after Ajay Devgn and Shah Rukh Khan.
However, Akshay’s association with Vimal Elaichi triggered mixed reactions on social media platforms, with a section of users poking fun at the actor by sharing memes from his previous movies, while others criticising the actor for joining hands with an organisation known for producing chewable tobacco products that are injurious to health.
Social Media share memes after the advertisement showed Akshay Kumar being roped in to promote Vimal Elaichi
A social media user shared two juxtaposed pictures of Akshay Kumar, one of them showing the actor’s teeth blackened. The caption to the picture read, “Akshay Kumar Before and After Eating Vimal.”
Akshay Kumar Before and After Eating Vimal pic.twitter.com/QUJGWvNT5o— Unsocially M’idiotic (@m_idiotic) April 13, 2022
Another Twitter user shared a meme from a popular Akshay Kumar movie and showed the actor’s teeth stained in shades of red and brown. The caption read, “Vimal laaya?”
Akshay kumar Charging Vimal Packet For his Upcoming Ad-: pic.twitter.com/wemmcPmThA— Pulkit🇮🇳❤️ (@pulkit5Dx) April 13, 2022
Yet another Twitter user shared a picture from Akshay Kumar’s movie Kesari and said the actor had given the hint of joining the Vimal universe way before.
Some social media users slam actor Akshay Kuma for affiliating with a tobacco products company
While some of them were amused with Akshay Khan joining the Vimal universe, many others were not pleased with the actor for agreeing to associate himself with companies that produced tobacco products.
A Twitter user shared an old clip where the actor is seen denouncing his fellow actors who were involved in marketing things that are injurious to health such as tobacco products.
Listen! ALL INDIA HEALTH & FITNESS EXPERT @akshaykumar‘s Views on Tobacco Advertisements, a Few Yrs Back 🤣— YOGESH (@i_yogesh22) April 13, 2022
& Now He Has Joined The ‘VIMAL UNIVERSE’, Hypocrite Much @akshaykumar? Ab kya Vimal khaane se Bones aur Muscles Fit Hone lagenge 😭 pic.twitter.com/AiYTLJFH5l
Another aggrieved Akshay Kumar fan said he was disappointed with the actor for the movie Laxmi where love jihad was glorified but he could understand it as other stakeholders like directors, and producers might have pressurised him to do so. But, the user could not make peace with the fact that Kumar was now endorsing Vimal.
“Stop running after money sir, use your great acting skill in making great movies, ye businessman ban na chhod do,”
1st time laxmii disappointed me for showing love jihad par chalo usme samaj sakte he director/producer ka dabav hoga but why are you endorsing vimal now @akshaykumar ! Stop running after money sir use your great acting skill in making great movies ye businessman ban na chhod do😭 pic.twitter.com/nRZjzXt3Bl— axay patel🔥🔥 (@akki_dhoni) April 13, 2022
Vimal Elaichi is owned by the Manikchand Group, a privately owned group of industries in India headquartered in Pune. It primarily started out as a company that produced chewable tobacco products called ‘Gutka’. It is one of the leading producers of Gutkas in India, with One of the most successful gutka called RMD, which became famous for its brand ambassador Moiz Miya during the year 2018, 2019 and 2020.