While the boycott of Bollywood films is happening, netizens have expressed their displeasure over an commercial starring Bollywood star Akshay Kumar.
Akshay Kumar has appeared in commercials for a lot of manufacturers. Akshay has additionally appeared in some authorities commercials. The central authorities’s street security commercial through which Akshay acted was additionally in style. But now a new advert from the identical sequence has come underneath fireplace.
Many netizens have expressed outrage over the new street security advert starring Akshay selling the dangerous observe of dowry.
The advert is like this, a newly married bride and groom are sitting in a new automobile. The bride’s father weeps in sorrow to ship his daughter to her husband’s home. Akshay Kumar, the police character, says that if he sends his daughter in such a carriage, she is going to cry. The bride’s father says what’s missing on this automobile, it has computerized expertise, it has a sunroof, it has six audio system as an alternative of two. Akshay Kumar says, however there usually are not solely two airbags.
Further, if there may be an accident within the carriage, the subsequent two will survive however your daughter-in-law will die. Immediately the bride and groom get down from the new automobile. Later comes a new six-bag automobile. The bride and groom board in that automobile. Then once more Akshay Kumar, father of the bride, why are you crying now? Laughing now, they each say they are going to be secure now.
The advert has a message to be safer by shopping for a automobile with six airbags somewhat than two. But together with that there’s an oblique promotion of dowry system of giving a automobile to the son-in-law or a way of consent in the direction of dowry which has precipitated outrage among the many netizens.
Union Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari additionally shared this commercial through which Akshay Kumar acted on Twitter. Netizens objected to this and stated, “Indian tax money is being used to promote social ills like dowry”. Another stated, “Is this a road safety ad or a dowry promotion ad?”
A couple of months in the past, the identical Akshay Kumar confronted extreme opposition for appearing in a Gutka commercial. Akshay Kumar, who cares about well being and creates consciousness about well being, was strongly against his look in Gutka commercial. Later, Akshay Kumar apologized for showing within the gutka commercial. He stated that he’ll use the remuneration acquired from the commercial for good work.
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Netizen slamed Akshay Kumar for selling dowry in his new commercial. Central Minister Nitin Gadkari additionally shared that advert.
Story first revealed: Monday, September 12, 2022, 20:22 [IST]