Celebs With Controversial Ads
Don't hold back, reads the 2017 Jack and Jones commercial starring Ranveer Singh as he carries a woman on his shoulders. Do your work at home.
Respected Bollywood actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan earlier turned down endorsement offers for fairness cream because she was worried about racism. But after receiving backlash for being racist, her Kalyan Jewellers advertisement with the dark-skinned child holding the umbrella over her was taken down.
In a remarkable commercial for a denim company, Akshay Kumar walked the ramp wearing jeans before approaching his wife, Twinkle Khanna. Twinkle unbuttoned his jeans in the advertisement, stirring up debate.
The Advertising Standards Council of India deemed Amitabh Bachchan's appearance in a Parle's Kacha Mango Bite advertisement where he was portrayed throwing stones at a mango tree controversial out of concern that kids could copy him and damage actual mango trees. The advertisement was so eliminated.
Malaika Arora and Arbaaz Khan appeared in a print advertisement for Mr. Coffee Instant Coffee in the early 1990s. The advertisement's slogan read, "Real pleasure can't come in an instant." The advertisement was criticised for being vulgar and deceptive.
Dino Morea and Bipasha Basu, two well-known figures from the 1990s, appeared in an advertisement for the Calida knickers line in which Dino used his teeth to take Bipasha's knickers off. After creating a commotion, the contentious advertisement was taken down.