Dil Bechara fame Sanjana Sanghi has landed in controversy for her latest advertisement promoting an OTT platform. Social media users got irked with the advertisement concept.
In the advertisement, the actress who made her Bollywood debut with Dil Bechara film is seen slapping a boy eight times in order to decide which movie they should watch on OTT.
Later, Sanjana says that they will watch the eight-film on the list now.
However, the ad didn’t go down well with netizens, and started blaming her for promoting domestic violence against men.
Many people criticized the streaming app for showing such insensitive content.
The advertisement also sought the attention of Bollywood actress. She wrote on her Twitter account, “Absolutely HORRIFIED 2 watch this advt. Domestic violence against men is NOT acceptable. What if a man was slapping a woman in this advt? This should NEVER CLEAR an advertising board! #men have rights.”
Absolutely HORRIFIED 2 watch this advt. Domestic violence against men is NOT acceptable. What if a man was slapping a woman in this advt? This should NEVER CLEAR an advertising board! #men have rights! #domesticviolence@sharmarekha @smritiirani @DeepikaBhardwaj @amitdeshmra https://t.co/9yph7VMuAw— Pooja Bedi (@poojabeditweets) December 9, 2020
On the other hand, netizens also slammed the ad-makers for promoting violence against men and also demanded to ban it.
One of the users said, “Imagine the guy slapping the girl to decide which tv show to watch.
Violence against men also is an offence!! @ascionline please take notice of this advertisement.”
Check out tweets:
If that guy is the marketing director of Lionsgate Play, he deserved it.— Auguste Robapoires (@Robapoires) December 7, 2020
Disgusting AD which promotes Domestic Violence against men .— Ekalavya (@Ekalavya230) December 9, 2020
Please repeal this ad from all media and publish unconditional apology to the audience .
This ad promotes https://t.co/aPOmxUj5o6 actually does not matter who the oppressor is.If a guy is jailed for Domestic Violence or IPV then a woman should also be charged for it.I dont know why people think that it is a proud thing if a woman can hit a man .— _LittleMissMess (@_LittleMissMes) December 10, 2020
Promoting domestic violence against men.— Agent Nick🗯️ (@insanelonda) December 6, 2020
Coming back to Sanjana Sanghi, the actress made her Bollywood debut this year. Notably, Dil Bechara was the last film of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who was in the lead role.
On the work front, Sanjana will be seen opposite Aditya Roy Kapoor in Om: The Battle Within.