National Organisation for Tobacco Eradication (NOTE-India) has accused megastar Amitabh Bachchan of violating Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act, 2003 by appearing in an advertisement which shows him smoking a cigar and served a legal notice to him.

"The legal notice is served giving eight days time for Bachchan to reply," NOTE Secretary Shekhar Salkar said.

"NOTE has taken strong objection to the hoarding displayed along national highway near Panaji city which advertises yet-to-be released "Family" movie along with anchor appliances. Amitabh is shown putting cigar in his mouth," Salkar said.

The hoarding came to notice on December 25 and was taken off on January one only when NOTE-India issued advertisement in local newspapers pointing to the violation of section of the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (prohibition of advertisement and regulation of trade and commerce, production, supply and distribution) Act 2003, Salkar said.