Bollywood actors have a fairly demanding day schedule. From swinging between shoots locations to changing get-ups every 2 hours, they tend to get frustrated. It is natural for these hardworking actors to resort to some measure to say goodbye to stress. Hence, begins the cycle of smoking a butt. They play roles of heroic actors, dance gurus, yoga trainers and eve glam models that have health and fitness at their core. But old habits die hard and same is the case with smoking.
Drinking and smoking are quite common in Bollywood parties and almost all film stars are guilty of smoking a bud or two. However, there are some who are badly addicted to cigarettes. Some of them are battling to quit while others have struggled and triumphed the evil. Hrithik Roshan, Konkana Sen Sharma and Arjun Kapoor finally threw away their packs after long-drawn struggles.
There are a few actors who still cannot say no to a ciggy. Some of them are chain smokers that live, breathe and love smoking. Sanjay Dutt, Shah Rukh Khan, Ajay Devgn, Irrfan Khan to Ameesha Patel have even been caught smoking in public places.
Bollywood Actors Who Are Chain Smokers in Real Life
1- Shah Rukh Khan
At the age of 52, King Khan maintains a healthy lifestyle but the smoking addiction is hard to leave. He’s been spotted relishing a smoke in public quite a few times. After his youngest child Abram’s birth, he tried a lot to quit smoking but failed.
2- Sanjay Dutt
Drugs, alcohol and smoking were Sanju Baba’s best friends during his peak career days. After a hard time in jail and some major Box-Office failures he finally gathered the courage to quit drugs but smoking still plaques his being.
3- Ajay Devgn
Ajay Devgn has been fined for smoking in publically a couple of times. He has been vocal about his struggles and failed attempts to quit smoking.
4- Ranbir Kapoor
You will not believe but the charmer Ranbir Kapoor is a chain smoker. Ranbir and Pakistani beauty Mahira Khan were caught smoking on the streets of London which brought them a lot of public hate and trolls. Reportedly, his directors aren’t too happy with his innumerable smoking breaks.
5- Arjun Rampal
Supermodel Arjun Rampal is health-conscious and maintains a bomb body but the smoking addiction has taken a toll on his beautiful face. His face lacks lustre and charm that had us swooning over him in the past.
6- Sushmita Sen
Former Miss Universe and very popular Bollywood diva, Sushmita Sen enjoys a smoke every now and then. At the age of 42, she practices yoga, eats healthy and takes out time to hit the gym. Hopefully, her newest love affair with fitness with help her kick the butt.
7- Kangana Ranaut
The Bollywood Queen, Kangana Ranaut has publically accepted to being a chain smoker. According to her, it’s a personal choice.
8- Rani Mukherji
Rani Mukherjee has admitted to her ill habit of chain-smoking. Her competing actresses like Manisha Koirala, Konkana Ken Sharma, Tanuja Mukherjee, Preity Zinta quit smoking but she is still nowhere close to a smoke-free life.
9- Ameesha Patel
Ameesha’s Bollywood career kick-started with a bang when she debuted opposite Hrithik Roshan in ‘Kaho Na Pyar Hai’. She looked young and beautiful back then but if you look at her face today, you’ll spot some fines lines, wrinkles and lack-lustre face. All thanks to the endless smoking of cigarettes.
10- Priyanka Chopra
Birthday girl Priyanka Chopra Jonas became a laughing stock for the Netizens as she was spotted smoking a cigarette on a yacht in Miami. While celebrating her week-long birthday, she was caught smoking even though she claimed to have been as ‘Asthma’ patient all her life. Well, she shouldn’t be smoking then.
Sadly, some of our favourite stars are claimed chain smokers. They may project images of ‘Adarsh Beta’ and ‘Sanskari Bahu’ on-screen; the real-life truth is quite far from that.