Aamir Khan’s advertisement for a tyre brand has sparked outrage for hurting religious sentiments.
In the commercial, the superstar advises not to burst firecrackers on the streets to ensure a safe drive for cars. Instead, people should celebrate within their housing complexes. The commercial sparked a social media debate when it was released, reports Mid Day.
Criticism was directed at the advert’s content as well as Khan himself. Anantkumar Hegde, the BJP MP from Karnataka, also expressed his anger. He wrote a letter to the company officials to do a rethink. He also directed his dismay at Khan by questioning whether showing certain celebrations in poor light is the only job the star does. “Why is there silence about the observations in other faiths?” the politician asked.
Hegde told the company under fire to address the problems faced when followers of another religion pray on the road on a particular day and block it on festive occasions.
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