Akshay Kumar’s new ad is slammed for mocking Marathas:
Many people on social media are asking to boycott Nirma washing powder, alleging that the brand’s latest ad featuring actor Akshay Kumar defames Maratha warriors. The hashtag #BoycottNirma has been trending on Twitter with more than 22,000 tweets since Tuesday.
In the advertisement, Akshay Kumar plays the role of a Maratha king whose army returns from the battle and then sets about washing their clothes. Akshay says in the ad: “The king’s army knows how to thrash enemies as well as wash their clothes,”
Few people did not like the advertisement and said that it mocks Maratha warriors. As per media, a police complaint was filed against Akshay Kumar at Worli police station in Mumbai for allegedly defaming Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in the advertisement.
“They have made use of our brave Maratha Soldiers to sell their product,” wrote one Twitter user.
Marathas once ruled this country and protected this country against invaders !
— Aravinda Baliga (@baliga_2012) January 8, 2020
— TARANATH POOJARY (@taranathpoojary) January 8, 2020
Humble aaplel to Nirma manufacturer to withdraw this advt. With unconditional apology
Maratha warriors of era 2020 will wash out their existence from market by economical boycott on Nirma product .
— Abhijeet Kulkarni (@abhikul00) January 8, 2020
Maratha warriors in mavala uniform are made fun of.@akshaykumar makes mockery of Marathas – an insult to Maratha Culture and Maratha Warriors.
Lets pledge to #BoycottNirma and movies of Akshay Kumar pic.twitter.com/WVulKnMoLl
— NaveenChandra (@nkumartweets) January 8, 2020
We are demanding Nirma to withdraw the offensive advertisement in which the great Maratha soldiers shown wrongly, they have made use of our brave Maratha Soldiers to sell their product and tender an unconditional apology immediately ! pic.twitter.com/pzu305bHJC pic.twitter.com/4Y7wKki53t
— Kshama gupta (@kshamagupta12) January 8, 2020
One of the dialog of Akshay Kumar in #NirmaAd. is , “Party bhi hogi aur dhulai bhi“. Nirma Ltd & Mr. Kumar, have you ever heard about any parties by Warriors ? Seems that your history is so poor. #BoycottNirma pic.twitter.com/fAKwFmfYxE
— Nikhil Patrikar (@jagruthindu) January 8, 2020