Don't pick up cigarette: Sunny Leone to youngsters
Actress Sunny Leone39s message to youngsters who have not smoked till now and are thinking about it is to avoid picking up the cigarette."For the youngsters out there, if you haven39t started smoking yet or thinking about it, don39t pick up that first cigarette. It39s not worth it in the long run, and it39s not cool. If you want to try, just think twice before trying it," said Sunny at the launch of a special anti-smoking advertisement featuring her and 39Tanu Weds Manu39 actor Deepak Dobriyal."Smoking is bad for health. This is something very close to my heart, my father passed away from cancer, from smoking cigarettes," she said."I want people to stop smoking, and live a happier, healthier life. Unfortunately, you can39t force anybody but you can tell people not to smoke around them. Maybe if the government, restaurant owners say that they don39t want smoke inside their buildings, then that would be the first step," she added.The informative advertisement titled, 3911 minutes39 has been directed by 39Hawaizaada39 director Vibhu Puri, also stars actor Alok Nath. The concept revolves around Deepak39s character who is on his deathbed and his near and dear ones trying to identify and fulfill his last wish - of meeting up with Sunny39s character, which creates a humorous climax.About her own experiences of smoking, Sunny mentioned about her first time, "It was gross, disgusting. It never has been for me, and it39ll continue to be that way."She also said, "I39ve been lucky, my co-stars that smoke cigarettes always are very respectful and say, 39Do you mind? if I smoke39, I tell them it39s fine if they go a bit far. I personally don39t like second-hand smoke, it is as deadly as smoking a cigarette."The 3911 Minutes39 refers to the amount of life which apparently gets cut down with each cigarette.