Press Esc to close
Friday 31 October 2014
News updated at 9:56 PM IST
Weather
Max: 28.4°C
Min : 18°C
In Bangalore
Partially cloudy

Fans blame Mahesh Babu for their drinking problem; move SHRC

Hyderabad, Apr 4, 2013 (PTI)
Wikipedia Photo

The Andhra Pradesh State Human Rights Commission (APSHRC) today called for a report from the state police after two youths, fans of Telugu film superstar Mahesh Babu sought action against him over his advertisement promoting a liquor brand.

Two master degree students T Satish Kumar and B Amru Naik, from Nalgonda district, filed a petition before the APSHRC here stating that they are fans of Mahesh Babu, and alleged after seeing the actor featuring in an advertisement endorsing a liquor brand, they too started consuming alcohol and got addicted to drinks.

The petitioners further alleged that they being the fans "blindly" followed the actor, however, now they were incurring daily expenses of Rs 1,000 for the drinks.


Moreover, alcoholism affected their health and they were unable to attend job interviews, they claimed even as Naik asserted that his wife "deserted" him over his drinking habit.

The duo alleged that the advertisement did not carry any statutory warnings (on ill-effects of consuming alcohol) and sought for suitable compensation besides action against the actor as per law, the liquor company and for removal of the flexi-boards of the advertisement.

"Being a celebrity, he should not have given such an advertisement," they added.
The Commission, after going through the complaint, asked the Director General of Police (DGP) to file a report over the matter before it within 3 weeks.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
A view of the statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on the occasion of his birth anniversary...

A view of the statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on the occasion of his birth anniversary...

Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi paying tribute to former Prime Minister...

Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi paying tribute to former Prime Minister...

Artists perform during a function on the occasion of birth anniversary of Sardar...

Artists perform during a function on the occasion of birth anniversary of Sardar...

Members of Thamizhar Vazhvurimai Koottamaippu during a protest against Sri Lankan court's...

Members of Thamizhar Vazhvurimai Koottamaippu during a protest against Sri Lankan court's...

Indian cricket players during their practice session at barabati stadium in Cuttack...

Indian cricket players during their practice session at barabati stadium in Cuttack...

Delhi Police band performs at India Gate near Amar Jawan Jyoti to salute Sardar...

Delhi Police band performs at India Gate near Amar Jawan Jyoti to salute Sardar...

Army soldiers patrolling after an IED was recovered in a gas cylinder near the Circuit House...

Army soldiers patrolling after an IED was recovered in a gas cylinder near the Circuit House...

Tourist take pictures from a boat as people bath in the Ganges river in Varanasi...

Tourist take pictures from a boat as people bath in the Ganges river in Varanasi...

Devendra Fadnavis being sworn-in as the new Maharashtra Chief Minister by Governor...

Devendra Fadnavis being sworn-in as the new Maharashtra Chief Minister by Governor...

A camel herder sits as he feeds his camels at the annual cattle fair in Pushkar, in the Rajasthan...

A camel herder sits as he feeds his camels at the annual cattle fair in Pushkar, in the Rajasthan...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523