Nawazuddin Siddiqui Breaks Silence on Controversial Sprite Ad that was taken off the air because some people were upset by it.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui, an Bollywood actor, was in the news because he acted in an advertisement for Sprite, a Refreshment. He got in trouble for allegedly making the Bengali community upset, and someone filed a legal complaint against him and the CEO of Coca Cola in India. Nawazuddin recently spoke up in an interview with Hindustan Times to support a certain group of people.
After people were upset, Sprite India said sorry for hurting them without meaning to. Nawazuddin will be in a new movie titled Jogi Sara Ra Ra. He said, “They said sorry. I can’t say anything more.”
Making sure that nobody gets hurt is important. That was a voice-over. I did not talk to anyone. I think it’s good that the people who made it said sorry. He said that it’s important for no one to get hurt.
Jab garmi mein train ho late, brain ho jata hai irritate. Par aap gussa mat ho. Sprite Joke in a Bottle ke saath hasso.
— Sprite India (@sprite_india) April 10, 2023
Source: Sprite India
The ad in Hindi was okay, but when it was translated into Bengali, people had problems with it. The commercial was made in Hindi and advertised a new thing on the bottle. You can scan a special code and hear funny jokes.
The video showed Nawazuddin laughing at a joke. In the Bengali joke, they said if you don’t take the ghee with your straight fingers, then the Bengali person would fall asleep with an empty stomach. The joke means that Bengalis would rather go hungry than work hard for something they want. Many people in the community did not like this.
Lawyer Dibyayan Banerji complained to the Calcutta High Court, saying it was a fake and deceptive action. The advertisement was taken off TV and social media. The company wrote a note and said it’s important to respect the Bengali language.
Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Workfront
Nawazuddin last appeared in a movie titled Afwaah made by Sudhir Mishra. He has a new movie coming out with Neha Sharma named Jogi Sara Ra Ra, and he has a few more movies scheduled to come out soon. Adbhut, Tiku Weds Sheru, Noorani Chehra, Bole Chudiyan, and Haddi are some movies that will come out one after the other this year.