Nawazuddin Siddiqui Lands In Legal Trouble; Case Registered Against Actor For Hurting Bengali Community With Beverage Ad

A case has been registered against the ‘Manjhi’ actor for allegedly hurting the sentiments of the Bengali community

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Nawazuddin Siddiqui Lands In Legal Trouble; Case Registered Against Actor For Hurting Bengali Community With Beverage Ad
Things do not seem to be working in favour of Bollywood star Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Amid all the controversies about his relationship with his wife Aaliya Siddiqui, the actor has now landed in a fresh controversy. 

As per the reports, a case has been registered against the ‘Manjhi’ actor for allegedly hurting the sentiments of the Bengali community. ALSO READ | Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Beverage Advertisement Hurts Bengali Sentiments; Petition Filed Against The Actor- Read REPORT

On Wednesday, a Calcutta High Court lawyer named Dibyayan Banerji filed a police complaint against Bollywood actor Nawazzuddin Siddiqui and Coca-Cola India's CEO. As per the complaint, the actor and company have allegedly hurt the sentiments of Bengali community with their latest Sprite ad. 

The advertisement triggered a slew of social media outrage urging Bengali to boycott all Coca-Cola products before the complaint was filed. The new Sprite ad’s Bengali version implies that the people from the Bengali community would rather starve themselves than work and it has led to a massive backlash.

Meanwhile, in the Hindi version of the ad, the petitioner was quoted as saying, “The main advertisement by Coca-Cola for its product Sprite was in Hindi. And we have no problems with that. We only have a problem with Bengali dubbing of the ad which is running on various TV channels and websites.”

A Livemint report suggests that the company has taken down the Bengali version of the new Sprite ad starring actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui from TV and its social media sites after receiving the complaint. ALSO READ | Nawazuddin Siddiqui-Aaliya Siddiqui DIVORCE: Actor’s Estranged Wife Reveals He Has ‘Solved Some Things And My Kids Are Happy’

It also stated that Sprite India has issued an apology saying it "regrets the recent ad campaign for the cold drink and that the company respects the Bengali language".