Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Health department has filed a case against actor Mythili for appearing in a poster smoking a cigarette to promote her latest film 'Matinee.'
The film's director debutant Anish Upasana and managing director of its distribution company Prasanth Narayanan are also respondents in the case filed before the Vanchiyoor First Class Judicial Magistrate Court.
District Health officer (Rural) P K Raju filed the case under Section 22 of the Tobacco Control Act on instructions from District Medical Officer, department sources said.
Flex boards and posters showing Mythili smoking a cigarette had been put up before educational institutions.
The Health department had recently started a drive to make the premises of all educational institutions tobacco-free.