Bollywood actor, producer and screenwriter Farhan Akhtar has been signed by Amway India to endorse its vitamin and dietary supplement Nutrilite.  

"We needed a strong and credible face who could help people understand the role of supplementation in addition to balanced diet and exercise as part of leading a healthy lifestyle. Farhan Akhtar was an obvious choice," Amway India CEO Anshu Budhraja said in a statement, reports IANS.

Direct-selling company Amway was in trouble in May this year when a local court in Uttar Pradesh ruled that making "false and misleading health claims" about its vitamin supplement Nutrilite Daily.

The court also imposed a fine of Rs 10 lakh on the company, which obtained a stay order from Food Safety Appellate Tribunal.

The complaint was filed by Indian food safety regulator, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).