It was an avatar which dismayed his Indian fans but 007 star Pierce Brosnan has now clarified that his appearance in the commercial for the paan masala brand Pan Bahar was unauthorised. Pierce became the laughing stock on social media websites after the commercial, which saw him fighting off villains and then enjoying a mouthful of paan masala. His fans also criticised him for promoting a product which has been linked to cancer.

Almost ten days after the fracas, Pierce Brosnan has released a statement alleging that he was hoodwinked by Pan Bahar.

The statement released by Pierce said: “As a man who has spent decades championing women’s healthcare and environmental protection, I was distressed to learn of Pan Bahar’s unauthorized and deceptive use of my image to endorse their range of pan masala products. I would never have entered into an agreement to promote a product in India that is dangerous to one’s health.”

“Having endured, in my own personal life, the loss of my first wife and daughter as well as numerous friends to cancer, I am fully committed to supporting women’s health care and research programs that improve human health and alleviate suffering,” he added.

But more shocking details were divulged later in the statement. The Bond star maintained that he was commissioned to promote a “breath freshener/tooth whitener,” which wouldn’t include an ingredient that turns saliva red.

Well, we have come across various controversies but this one has really left us dumbfounded. The ball is now in Pan Bahar's court. Watch this space for the latest on this feud.

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