Rajesh Hamal has responded to various media reports accusing him to be irresponsible towards the health of general public. The allegation is the result of an advertisement featuring Real Juice. A consumer advocate group had also asked the government to investigate the involvement of Rajesh Hamal, Karishma Manandhar, Dipak Bista, and Min Bahadur Gurung in the advertisement of tainted product.
Rajesh Hamal has told that he had done the background check before appearing in the advertisement. He also claimed that he has a copy of letter from from the Quality Control Department, as a proof, that he considers sufficient evidence to believe the product was of high quality. In the ad, Rajesh has told that the Real Juice is of "very high quality," and he says that he has "100% belief" on it. He adds, he has "been drinking Real Juice for years" and tells everybody to, "drink it without any suspicion". Rajesh’s signature is also added in the ad. to enhance its authenticity.
The Consumer Protection Act, 2054 of Nepal can order up to 3 years in prison and up to Rs. 500,000 in fines if anybody is found wrongly promoting product or services.