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Here’s why Hrithik Roshan’s Zomato ad became topic of controversy

By: Divya Thearia

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Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan has been surrounded by controversies regarding his new advertisement. This ad is from online food delivery company Zomato. Hrithik is seen referring to the Mahakaleshwar temple in Ujjain in this ad, on which a controversy has been erupted. Hrithik’s new ad has been accused of hurting religious sentiments.

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Why there is controversy over Hrithik’s ad?

Actually, in the new advertisement of Zomato, Hrithik is saying ‘ I was hungry, so I ordered from Mahakal.’ The video of Hrithik Roshan’s advertisement in the name of Ujjain Mahakaleshwar temple is going viral on social media, due to which a controversy took place.

In Zomato’s ad, Hrithik takes the names of many small and big cities. In these names, Ujjain has been mentioned in an advertisement, in which Hrithik, after taking the packet from the food delivery boy, says, ‘I have thought of thali, are in Ujjain, then ordered it from Mahakal.’

Priests objected to Hrithik’s ad

After the video of Hrithik’s advertisement surfaced, the priests of the Mahakal temple are opposing this advertisement. The priests have strongly objected to this. The priests allege that any such thali from the Mahakal temple is not delivered to the entire country not even in Ujjain, but is given free of cost to the devotees only in the area in front of the temple.

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Demanding an apology

Devotees are getting confused by this advertisement of Hrithik Roshan. The priests have demanded an apology from Hrithik Roshan and the company. On this dispute, Collector Ashish Singh said- ‘This matter has come to my notice and we are getting it investigated. This video is misleading the people.’

Temple priest warned the company

The priest of Ujjain Mahakal said that the company which does online delivery of veg and non-veg food to the customers of the country, those people should immediately stop the misleading advertisement of the thali in the name of Mahakal or else the priest complained to the police on behalf of the union. The priests say that the company has hurt Hindu sentiments and we strongly oppose it. If the company does not apologize then we will go to court.

Hrithik Roshan’s troubles may increase after the controversy

Hrithik Roshan’s troubles can increase a lot after this controversy and it may affect his upcoming film Vikram Vedha. Recently, social media users expressed their anger on Hrithik Roshan for supporting Aamir Khan’s film Lal Singh Chaddha. Many people have trended #BoycottVikramVedha on Twitter and now after this controversy, users can vent their anger on Hrithik’s film.

The condition of Bollywood films is not hidden from anyone. Due to the boycott trend, many big films are failing to perform at box office. Now it will be interesting to see what happens to Hrithik Roshan’s upcoming film Vikram Vedha after this controversy.

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