After Aamir Khan's new ad irks BJP MP, a look at other Indian advertisement commercials which courted controversies and were banned - In Pics
Well, let's take a look at some other famous advertisements which courted controversies and were eventually pulled out.
Aamir Khan's latest CEAT tyre Diwali commercial irks BJP MP from Uttara Kannada in Karnataka Anantkumar Hegde.
Aamir Khan's Diwali ad faces backlash
Superstar Aamir Khan's latest CEAT tyre advertisement commercial is in news after BJP MP from Uttara Kannada in Karnataka Anantkumar Hegde has raised objections to it. Hegde has taken objection to an advertisement by Ceat Ltd in which Bollywood actor Aamir Khan is shown advising people not to burst firecrackers on the streets. Hegde in a letter asked the company's MD and CEO Anant Vardhan Goenka to take cognisance of the advertisement creating "unrest among the Hindus". Well, let's take a look at some other famous advertisements which courted controversies and were eventually pulled out.
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Zomato controversial ad with MC-BC lingo
Tuff shoes ad featuring Nude Milind Soman and Madhu Sapre
The most controversial Tuff shoe ad commercial of the 90s featured then supermodels Madhu Sapre and Milind Soman nude with a python covering their modesty. The animal rights activists filed a lawsuit for unlawful use of the python under the Wildlife Conservation Act, which in 2009 saw a verdict of not guilty.
Tanishq Gold Jewellery ad on interfaith marriage banned
Fab India Diwali ad banned
The latest Fab India's new clothing collection - 'Jashn-e-Riwaaz' advertisement was pulled off after senior BJP leaders slammed the brand and accused it of 'defacing' Diwali by linking the festival to an Urdu term. The company, however, maintained that it means 'celebrations of rituals/festive celebrations'.
Lux Cosy innerwear and Amul Macho ads banned
Amul's China ban ad
Aamir Khan's Ceat tyre Diwali ad
Karnataka Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Ananthkumar Hegde was irked by Ceat tyre's latest Diwali ad featuring Bollywood actor Aamir Khan. In his letter to the company's MD and CEO Anant Vardhan Goenka, BJP MP said, "Your company's recent advertisement in which Aamir Khan advising people, not to firecrackers on the streets is giving a very good message. Your concern for public issues needs applause. In this regard, I request you to address one more problem faced by people on roads, i.e., blocking roads in the name of Namaz on Fridays and other important festive days by Muslims."Hegde pointed out that during Namaz when Muslims block busy roads and perform Namaz then vehicles like ambulances and firefighter vehicles are also struck in traffic causing grave losses. He said the advertisement should also highlight the issue of noise pollution. "