Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt who has had its fair share of experience with substance abuse might be the face of an anti-drug campaign being launched by the government.
As per reports, a national action plan has been prepared by the ministry to battle drug consumption by focusing on preventive education, which would include counseling and treatment for addicts and awareness generation. Sanjay Dutt had recently also lent support to Art of Living’s Drug Free India Campaign.
The actor has at many occasions not only accepted but also spoken about his battle with drug addiction and seeking rehabilitation. The Bollywood biopic Sanju, which is based on Dutt’s life also tells the tales of the actor’s past life and experience with the substance abuse which is why the government felt that he would be best suited to help young people steer clear of it.
While the formal announcement is yet to be made on the June 26th which is also observed as the International Day Against Drug Abuse And Illicit Trafficking, people have already taken to Twitter to express themselves:
PM @narendramodi ji
It seems Sanjay Dutt will be face of Govt.'s Anti drug drive. Why is Govt & various ministeries are obsessed with Bollywood & other celebraties. Someone like Sanjay Dutt can not be role model for future generation. Not acceptable. 1/2https://t.co/9jjGjDz1iR
— Why R U not following me ? (@TewariAlok) June 18, 2019
Next they'll make Vijay Mallya the brand ambassador of RBI for its safe banking ads.
— Tarun Balraj (@btarunr) June 18, 2019
It seems like Police station inaugurate by a thief
— Pranav Vasavada (@PMvasavada) June 18, 2019
Salman Khan the face of safe driving
Saif Ali Khan the face for SPCA
Mamta Kulkarni the face for RBI & safe banking
— Krishna Kant Sharma (@krishnakant_75) June 18, 2019
Well we believe the campaign surely deserves a strong face and even a stronger personality and clearly we can’t think of anyone better than our Munna Bhai!