The recent ban on smoking in Indian films is such an inane move by the Government, that I don't even think they deserve any lengthy analyses or detailed comments. But I just want to make one extrapolation (out of several I can think of):
Cigarette smoking is injurious to health. Smoke from car exhausts is also injurious to health (and people also drive cars of their own accord). Ergo, the Government should also ban portraying cars in films, or in the least, they should portray only those cars on which clearly visible, big, block lettered pollution control certificates are stuck. Dear Minister Saahab, this is the right thing to do, Yours, Ashutosh.