Amitabh Bachchan walks out of pan masala ad contract

Big-B blog post says he ‘wasn’t aware that the brand fell under surrogate advertising’ and that he has returned the money received for its promotion

Amitabh Bachchan walks out of pan masala ad contract

In a recent blog post, megastar Amitabh Bachchan has said he walked out as the face of a paan masala brand as he was “unaware” of some of the details.

Bachchan, 79, has been assailed for promoting the paan masala brand. A statement on his blog post said: “From the office of Mr Amitabh Bachchan: ‘Kamala Pasand’  -- a few days after the commercial was aired, Bachchan contacted the brand and stepped out of it last week.”