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Saturday, January 1, 2011

Lawful notice on SRK over ad

City-based lawyer has sent a lawful notice to actor Shah Rukh Khan and Kansai Nerolac Paints Ltd alleging that an ads by the company, which features Khan, is promoting child labour.The notice warns of lawful action unless the advertisement is stopped being telecast within 8 days of receiving the notice.The notice that was sent on Tuesday pointed out that Shah Rukh Khan was the brand ambassador of Nerolac Paints.

“The advertisement shows Khan with kids painting walls, which falls under the category of hazardous work. Such kind of work has been illegal by law,” the noticed said.“Since the advertisement is being telecast through wide range of households, Nerolac Paints and Shah Rukh Khan are promoting child labour through this ad,” Charan claimed.

“Shah Rukh Khan is an established actor and has an big fan following. Thus, there are most likely of an increase in child labour following the advertisement. It is therefore necessary to instantly suspend the advertisement,” he said.

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