A viral World Cup 2019 unofficial advert has been making rounds on social media. The video clip features a lookalike of wing-commander Indian Air Force, Abinandan Varthaman.
Indian sentiments have been hurt as the ad portrays the war-hero lookalike who repeats Abinandan’s viral statements.
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However, Jazz has officially stated that the company is not associated with the ad. Jazz has also confirmed they have not pushed the video on any of its electronic media or social media channels.
Jazz supports content released to its own electronic media through its official assets and social media handles. The company is a big cricket supporter and patron. Sports must be played with the spirit of camaraderie. We wish all World Cup teams the best. – Spokesperson Jazz
The video was supposed to a light-hearted ad to promote the World Cup 2019 clash between Pakistan vs India as previously India had done with their viral campaign ‘Mauka Mauka’ and ‘Baap Agaya Hai’ in which they had targeted Pakistan’s cricket team.
— Mauryaa om (@OmMauryaa) June 11, 2019
India’s Mixed Response to World Cup 2019 Ad
Here’s how Indians have responded to the video:
— TCC (@21CenturyColony) June 12, 2019
— Arunkumar (@Arun_biotech) June 11, 2019
— Shiva Amirishetti (@SAmirishetti) June 11, 2019
— Poonam Pandey (@iPoonampandey) June 13, 2019
What is your take on the ad? Do you think it is offensive or is it light-hearted?
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