9 Bollywood celebs you could have never guessed were chain-smokers
These days, the first thing that we watch when we go to the cinema before the movie is an advertisement that is on at every single screening. Can you remember what the ad is!? The impact of smoking. It is all about how harmful smoking is! This shows how common it is and how fatal it can become if it gets out of control. Many celebs also smoke whether it is their daily habit or it is because of their roles. While some keep smoking, some of the celebrities have quit it successfully and gave us another reason to appreciate their existence by setting a great example, here are some of our heroes.
Saif Ali Khan
Saif Ali Khan role in the movie Hum Tum earned him the National Film Award for Best Actor. He was widely praised for his role in the movie Being Cyrus. Filmfare included his performance in this movie as Top 80 Iconic Performances. He has participated in many charity events such as 2005 HELP! Telethon Concert for victims of Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami that happened in 2004. This iconic star quit smoking and even alcohol due to the heart attack!
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Before being an actor, Vivek Oberoi was running a family business, a chain of Medical stores. He was lucky enough to be spotted by the director of New York University when he was attending a workshop there to complete his degree in acting. He received the Red and White Bravery Award for helping to rebuild a village that was destroyed by the tsunami in 2006. He is also the spokesperson for World Health Organization. Not only did he quit smoking after his visit to a cancer hospital, he also became the ambassador of WHO's anti-smoking movement.
For playing in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, one of the highest-grossing movies in Bollywood, Ranbir Kapoor earned two consecutive Best Actor awards at Filmfare. He is one of the most popular stars in Indian movie industry and one of the highest paid ones evidently. He is the ambassador of Shabana Azmi's Mijwan Welfare Society, an NGO. this organization advocates women’s empowerment. Ranbir Kapoor cannot be addressed as someone who has completely stopped smoking but his bet with the director of Barfi, Anurag Basu change his life!
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Arjun Rampal after the separation that his family went through, decided to stay with his mom and attended the school his mom was working at as a teacher, the St. Patrick School. After that, he went to the prestigious Kodaikanal International school. He graduated from the prestigious Hindu college at Delhi University in economics honors. He is one of the most successful actors in the film industry. He and also his wife quit smoking because of their family.
Hrithik Roshan is the son of the famous Indian filmmaker Rakesh Roshan. He has won so many awards such as six Filmfare. The turning point in his career was when he played in the movie Koi... Mil Gaya which granted him two Filmfare Awards, Best Actor and Best Actor by Critics. He also was praised by so many people for acting as a thief in 2006, 2008 and 2010! He is currently one of the most loved celebrities in India. He had so many failed attempts to kick this bad habit but it did not happen until he found the book ‘Easy Way To Stop Smoking’ by Alan Carr.
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Ajay Devgan is an Indian actor, producer, director and most importantly our Kajol’s husband. He is known as one of the most popular actors in India and has won so many awards such as two National Film Awards and four Filmfare Awards. The movie Once Upon a Time in Mumbai was a huge success, and Ajay Devgan acting was praised many times for this movie. Kajol was the one that helped him through this! Her father had a heart attack due to chain-smoking and she did not want the same for her husband.
Aamir Khan is a popular Indian actor, director, and producer. He is known as one of the most influential actors in Indian movie industry. He won so many awards including four National Film Awards and eight Filmfare Awards, and an Academy Award nomination. Not only all that, but he was also honored by the Government of India with the Padma Shri in 2003. The star was asked by his children to stop smoking so he did lessen the intake and when his third child was born, he quit it completely.
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Konkona Sen Sharma
Konkona Sen Sharma is an actress, writer, and director is the daughter of the filmmaker and actress Aparna Sen. Sharma received the National Film Award for Best Actress for her performance in Mr. and Mrs. Iyer (2002) directed by her mother. She won two consecutive Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Awards. Her impeccable performance in the movie Lipstick Under My Burkha caught critics attention. In her case, pregnancy saved her. She said: “The pregnancy meant a complete change in lifestyle. I used to be a smoker, overnight I couldn't smoke or drink at all."
Salman Khan is known for helping so many people in this industry especially when they needed financial help so it is no surprise that his name is on this list! He even did not charge for playing in some of the movies he worked in. He won so many awards such as numbers of National Film Awards and Filmfare Awards.His charity Being Human is a foundation that provides education and healthcare services for the underprivileged in India. He stopped smoking due to a minor nerve illness and ever since there has been no trace of that!
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