Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra on Wednesday said Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan should stay away from advertisements and acts that hurt religious sentiments. Khan and actress Kiara Advani are facing criticism on social media after a bank advertisement. Mishra told reporters here that Khan should do the advertisement keeping in mind the Indian traditions and customs. Both of them did not cry during the parting.
The advertisement further shows that the couple reaches the bride’s house and the groom takes the first step into the bride’s house, which is contrary to the traditional practice, while as per the traditional practice, the bride goes to the groom’s house and takes the first step in his house. When asked about this, Mishra said, ‘complaint has come to me also. I have also seen actor Aamir Khan’s advertisement for a private bank after receiving the complaint. I request Aamir ji to do this kind of advertisement in future keeping in mind the Indian traditions and customs.
Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri also jumped into the debate over the advertisement on social media. Along with posting the advertisement on his Twitter handle, Agnihotri wrote, “I don’t understand how long the bank has embraced social and religious traditions. Are you responsible for the change? I think ‘AU Bank India’ should show activism by changing the corrupt banking system. They do such nonsense and then say that Hindus are trolling. Stupid.” After Agnihotri’s tweet, many people active on the internet posted their comments and opinions. Even hashtags like boycotting ‘AU Small Finance Bank’ are going on.
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