Sunny Leone's condom ad for Navratri. Pic/Twitter
Bollywood actress Sunny Leone has found herself in the midst of a controversy yet again! A Navratri-themed condom ad in Surat featuring the sexy siren has allegedly hurt religious sentiments.
The message in Gujarati on the hoarding reads, "Aa Navratri a ramo, parantu premthi (Play but with love, this Navratri)."
The advertisement has created controversy and some Twitterati have accused Sunny Leone of hurting religious sentiments.
Here are some Twitter reactions:
@narendramodi ji Mankind pharma put hording of Sunny Leone in vulgar dress with manforce condom Ad in every of Navratra is this justified ?— à¤ÂÂÂÂÂÂà¥ÂÂÂÂÂÂà¤°à¥ÂÂÂÂÂÂà¤° à¤¤à¤¾à¤¨à¤¾à¤¶à¤¾à¤¹ (@maheshtibrewal) September 18, 2017
Manforce specially advertises its Condoms in Navratri, thus promoting Navratri a festival of Free Sex instead of worshiping women's strength pic.twitter.com/q2tL8rnwtF— Rajesh Chanasana (@TheRajeshjk9) September 18, 2017
Manforce Condoms actually trying to cash in on Navratri, they have equated Dandiya playing with sex. Wonderful. pic.twitter.com/sby8xaq3Cd— Mitra Joshi (@mitrajo) September 19, 2017
Sunny Leone is yet to comment on the controversy.
According to a report in Times of India, a Surat-based group organised a protest against the advertisement posters and threatened to get aggressive about it if the hoardings are not removed.
"This cannot be tolerated and our protests will get stronger if these hoardings are not removed immediately. Protests are necessary to deter others from trying something similar again in future," said Narendra Chaudhary, businessman and president of Hindu Yuva Vahini, to the daily.
Last month, a Goa legislature demanded a ban on condom advertisements featuring Sunny Leone on buses, operated by state transport operation. The ads were displayed on the Kadamba Transport Corporation buses as part of an advertising contract between the contraception company and the corporation.
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