Gulam Nabi Azad has told he will revoke smoking ban in movies. Though I appreciate his move I dont agree with the reason given by him for revoking the ban.
He has told that movies are full of rape and murder, smoking wont cause any impact worse than that.
I disagree with him for this reason that rape and murder are not copied by people who watch them in movies because it is very difficult to commit such acts in real life but smoking is something which can be easily copied in real life. So just because youngsters are not apeing rape and murder, it can't be assumed that they wont ape smoking too.
But if someone is so weak that he copies smoking from movie then he will smoke no matter what. Smoking is not some hidden act which is exposed by movies. Youngsters dont start the habit of smoking just because it is glamorised by Rajnikanth or Sharukh Khan. The next door uncle, next street ramu and the dad who lives in the same house as the youngster have greater influence on the youngster.
So at the same time I welcome Azad's act of revoking the ban to show smoking in movies, I do hope the ban on public smoking is implemented in full force.