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The recent decision of the government to ban condom advertisements on television during prime time has sparked a debate on social media.

Many people have expressed their views on social media and Nakuul Mehta is one of them.

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The popular actor, who plays the lead role of Shivaay Oberoi in Ishqbaaaz, took a sarcastic dig at the recent ban on condom ads.

He took to Twitter and wrote, "Can't wait for #Ishqbaaaz to be heavily sponsored by CONDOM adverts cause hey.. we are at 10pm."

He further tweeted, "Yes, because condoms are terrible. Who needs family planning & safe sex is overrated. And yes let's win a GOLD medal in the only sport we can beat China at!"

The Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry took the decision after Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) received several complaints about the steamy condom ads. 

"It has been brought to the notice of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting that some channels carry advertisements of condoms repeatedly which are alleged to be indecent especially for children," IANS had quoted an advisory from the ministry as saying.

In another news, Ishqbaaaz, which has been winning hearts across the globe, recently bagged an array of awards at the Asian Viewers Television Awards 2017 (AVTA 2017), which honours the best of Asian Television.

Ishqbaaaz won three awards, Best Actor, Best Actress (Surbhi Chandna) and Best Show trophies. The event was also attended by several Asian TV personalities.