Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Beverage Advertisement Hurts Bengali Sentiments; Petition Filed Against The Actor- Read REPORT

The Bengali version of a beverage advertisement starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui hasn’t gone down well with the Bengali community

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Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Beverage Advertisement Hurts Bengali Sentiments; Petition Filed Against The Actor- Read REPORT
Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddique, who is currently going through a divorce case and custody with his wife Aaliya Siddiqui, has found himself in another legal trouble. He recently starred in a beverage advertisement, where he is seen waiting for a train while holding a soft drink in his hand. As he waits the bottle cracks a joke that leaves the actor laughing, after which he takes a sip from the bottle. A Kolkata-based lawyer Dibyayan Banerji, has filed a complaint against Nawaz for hurting the sentiments of the Bengali community.

As reported by Times Now News, Banerji in his petition mentions that while he doesn’t have an issue with the Hindi version of the commercial advertisement, the dubbed-Bengali version hasn’t gone down well with many Bengalis. In his complaint the lawyer states that the ad cracks a joke that has allegedly hurt the “sentiments of the community.” The mentioned joke is, “shoja anguley ghee na uthley, Bangali khali petey ghumiye porey (Bengalis sleep hungry if they don’t get anything easily.)” ALSO READ: Nawazuddin Siddiqui-Aaliya Siddiqui DIVORCE: Actor’s Estranged Wife Reveals He Has ‘Solved Some Things And My Kids Are Happy’

For the unversed, the joke comes from a very popular Bengali idiom, “Shoja anguley ghee na uthley, angul bekatey hoy. (If you can’t achieve something simply, you have to go beyond it to achieve it.)” According to the media publication, the lawyer has filed a complaint as per Section 66A of the IT Act and Section 153A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).he went on to mention that such gimmicks should not be promoted in the future. ALSO READ: Bombay High Court Asks Nawazuddin Siddiqui And Brother Shamas Not To Post Or Upload Any Remarks Against Each Other On Social Media

While Nawazuddin and his team are yet to respond to the whole ordeal, the brand took to their social media platforms to issue an apology. In a statement written in Bengali, they expressed how much they regret their actions and will be withdrawing this “unintentional mistake from the Bengali media immediately.” The statement further reads, “Our company gives due respect to the Bengali language and takes pride in platforms like Coke Studio Bangla, which attach great importance to the respect and prestige of our Bengal. We are committed to preserving respect and the heritage of the state through our service, new investments, CSR, and social consciousness.”
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