‘Dil Bechara’ actress Sanjana Sanghi as of recently has stoked a controversy after an ad featuring her has troubled social media users.
Sanjana had recently appeared in an ad to promote an OTT platform. However, the concept of the ad did not go down well with the netizens who in turn slammed it for promoting violence among men & termed it as ‘sexist’.
For those who don’t know it, on 2nd Decembebr, Lionsgate Play, a streaming app shared their latest commercial which featured actress Sanjana Sanghi wherein she can be seen seated comfortably on a bed with her partner and both of them can be seen deciding what to watch.
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When they fail to come to a decision, the man says it is so hard to find what to watch, Sanjana responds by asking what should they do. The male actor says that she should be the one who should be suggesting what they should do next. That’s Sanjana is seen in the video slapping the male actor 8 times and then says that they’d watch the 8th show.
Following the release of this ad, many netizens criticized the streaming app for showing violence and being insensitive.
Reacting to the ad actress Pooja Bedi also voiced her opinion and wrote this on twitter:
“Absolutely HORRIFIED 2 watch this advt. Domestic violence against men is NOT acceptable. What if a man was slapping a woman in this advt? This should NEVER CLEAR an advertising board! #men have rights.”
Absolutely HORRIFIED 2 watch this advt. Domestic violence against men is NOT acceptable. What if a man was slapping a woman in this advt? This should NEVER CLEAR an advertising board! #men have rights! #domesticviolence@sharmarekha @smritiirani @DeepikaBhardwaj @amitdeshmra https://t.co/9yph7VMuAw
— Pooja Bedi (@poojabeditweets) December 9, 2020
A Twitterati wrote:
“Imagine the guy slapping the girl to decide which tv show to watch. Violence against men also is an offence!! @ascionline please take notice of this advertisement”
Another one wrote:
“Disgusting AD which promotes domestic violence against men. Please repeal this ad from all media and publish an unconditional apology to the audience.”
“This is violence against men!!!! Remove this,” tweeted another social media user.
“Promoting domestic violence against men. Pathetic..Deplorable..Shameful..”
Take a look at the ad: