Pooja Bedi and netizens on Twitter are horrified by an ad featuring Dil Bechara star, Sanjana Sanghi. Why? The ad is facing major backlash on social media and is being accused of promoting domestic violence against men.
The ad starts out with Sanjana Sanghi and another actor wondering what they should watch on the streaming app. They cannot make up their minds and this is when the actress begins to repeatedly slap the man and continues to do so till he tells her to stop following the eighth slap. Sanjana Sanghi goes on to saw that they’ll watch the eighth show on the streaming platform.
“Absolutely HORRIFIED to 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,” wrote Pooja Bedi on Twitter.
The Advertising Standards Council of India was informed about the ad on Twitter and responded: “Thank you for tagging us, we are already processing the complaint against this advertisement.”
Sanghi has topped IMDb’s list of 10 ‘Breakout Stars of Indian Films and Web Series’. She was last seen in the Sushant Singh Rajput starrer, Dil Bechara and will also be seen opposite Aditya Roy Kapur in OM: The Battle Within.