Cast of “Cigarette ki tarah” Visits LPU: Calls Upon Youth to Say no to Drug Abuse

Jalandhar, Dec 6, The lead cast of the upcoming movie “Cigarette ki tarah” which is based on ‘quit smoking message’ visited LPU Phagwara today along with other crew members; dispense the message of abstaining from drug and smoking culture, to the students.  The team reached LPU at 12:30 PM, and was welcomed by a cheering crowd of nearly 2,000 students; as Aman Mittal, LPU received them warmly.

Amongst those who visited included actors Bhoop Yaduvanshi and Madhurima Tuli. The movie which is going to hit the screens on 14th December, 2012 is about youth, their indulgences and the menace of drug abuse.  The movie highlights the plight of those who take to smoking and other related ills, and their unfavourable aftermaths on one’s life. The Director of the movie stated they have purposely chosen LPU as a venue, as the movie is all about young people; and the subject is closely related to the lives and life-styles adopted by many young people.” He further added that they want to leave the message in large that smoking/drugs are not a right way of living by youth.

After the initial welcome, the crew came out open in the lawns of the University and mingled with the students in a casual and unbridled amusing way. Thereafter, they got on to a podium and addressed the students from there highlighting the importance of healthy and drug-free life. The cast also danced to the tunes of popular numbers from the movie, sending the sea of applauding students in a wild gush of excitement.  Abhit, one of the students exalted to have an interaction with the lead acting pair stated, “I am very happy to see that every now and then, artists from various fields keep coming to LPU campus.  Earlier I used to see this as just a means to have fun and excitement. But it is a good feeling for me to see that there is a message by the visitors, in their every visit. It was good to see that the lead pair Bhoop Yaduvanshi and Madhurima Tuli talks about the ill effects of drug abuse; and the students lending a serious ear to their words.”

Ms Rashmi Mittal, Pro Chancellor LPU in his message regarding the event stated, “Celebrities have a great influence on the general public as a whole, and youth in particular. This visit by the entire crew of the movie is one of the endeavours of LPU to dispense meaningful messages to its students, by leveraging upon the celebrity status of those who visited the campus. Moreover, the subject of the movie i.e. drug abuse is of extreme relevance to today’s youth; and hence we are happy to see the crew coming to campus to drive awareness about the menace.”