Akshay Kumar joins SRK, Ajay Devgn in Gutka ad, draws flak on Twitter
Mumbai/IBNS: Akshay Kumar is the latest star to join the universe of the Vimal Elaichi, a prominent gutka brand that earlier roped in Ajay Devgn and then Shah Rukh Khan, drawing major flak on Twitter.
The ad which originally had Ajay Devgn embrace its tagline “Bolo Zubaan Kesari” saw first SRK and then Akshay Kumar joining the league.
Shot in a foreign location with swanky cars around them in a high action-packed commercial, the three stars are seen promoting the surrogate advertisement for the gutka brand.
However, it did not go well with Twitteratis, especially with Akshay Kumar joining in, who usually endorses physical fitness through commercials as well as his cinema.
As an example of how the Internet never forgets, an old video of Akshay Kumar speaking about how he would not do a gutka ad has surfaced.
In the clip, Akshay could be seen telling that he would never do such ads even though he has been offered several such commercials.
He emphasised not promoting such products as he believes in the concept of 'Swasth Bharat' (healthy India).
Reposting the video, one user said, “Accha Swastha Bharat.”
Accha Swastha Bharat https://t.co/mFKIqFxtpl pic.twitter.com/MVZttb3q3h— PrinCe (@Prince8bx) April 13, 2022
Another person said, “Kesari to Zubaan Kesari,” referring to Akshay Kumar's film Kesari.
From Kesari to Zubaan Kesari pic.twitter.com/FnWzwi5MRR— Sagar (@sagarcasm) April 13, 2022
Some other Twitter reactions and memes:
#AkshayKumar #Vimal pic.twitter.com/5tyUZlPm9c— Sushanta Biswas (@Sushanta9800) April 14, 2022
#AkshayKumar #VimalAd— g0v!ñD $#@®mA (@rishu_1809) April 13, 2022
Akshay Kumar joins Ajay Devgn & Shahrukh Khan in #Vimal Ad,
Son of Brand Owner : pic.twitter.com/1dVlHnoWpz
The new Vimal pan masala ad looks more like a sequel to Suryavanshi— Prof Abhishek Chakraborty (@abhishekc_1983) April 20, 2022