Akshay Kumar’s Pan Masala Ad: Why I Shot the Ad and the Controversy Around It
Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar has found himself at the center of a social media storm due to his recent promotion of a Pan Masala advertisement. Alongside Shah Rukh Khan and Ajay Devgan, he has once again appeared in an ad for a new Pan Masala product, although this isn’t the first time these actors have been featured in such an advertisement.
Previously, Akshay Kumar had stated that he made a mistake and wouldn’t appear in such an ad again. However, this new advertisement has reignited the controversy and led to trolling on social media.
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) April 20, 2022
Akshay Kumar’s fans have commented on this video, reminding him of his earlier apology and promise not to do such ads again. They believe he hasn’t lived up to his word because he is once again promoting Pan Masala alongside Ajay Devgan and Shah Rukh Khan.
Due to the trolling on social media, Akshay Kumar has finally broken his silence on the matter.
During a World Cup match between India and Australia, the Pan Masala ad featuring Shah Rukh Khan, Ajay Devgan, and Akshay Kumar was aired. Last year, Akshay faced considerable backlash for endorsing a Pan Masala product. However, he later apologized and announced that he would no longer advertise such products. After this recent ad aired, netizens began criticizing him again, prompting Akshay Kumar to respond.
‘Returns’ as ambassador? Here’s some fact check for you Bollywood Hungama, if by chance you are interested in things other than fake news. These ads were shot on 13th October, 2021. I have not had anything to do with the brand ever since I publicly announced the discontinuation…
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) October 9, 2023
In a recent social media post, Akshay Kumar addressed the Pan Masala ad issue, stating that his statements were now in the public eye. He clarified that he had stopped shooting for the ad since it was filmed in October 2021 and that he no longer had any association with the brand. He also announced that the previously shot advertisements featuring him would be legally discontinued in the coming month. He urged everyone to remain calm and face the truth.
The Pan Masala ad featuring Shah Rukh Khan, Ajay Devgan, and Akshay Kumar, along with the popular beauty queen Sharmila Sharma, has gone viral on social media. Akshay has clarified that the ad was shot earlier and has a limited airing time according to the contract with the company. He wants to make it clear that he is no longer associated with the brand.