Amitabh Bachchan has been served notice for dressing up as a lawyer in an advertisement. The spice company that the megastar represents in the ad, YouTube and a media house have likewise been served notices by the Bar Council of Delhi, which said due precautions were not taken.
The notice cautioned that those included could confront legitimate activity for airing the commercial without authority.
“You are required to quickly stop every single such commercial and furthermore give an undertaking to the Bar Council of Delhi, Bar Council of India and other states Bar Councils that the lawyers’ clothing will not be utilized in any ad in future,” the notice read.
The Bar Council additionally requested that the respondents to give an undertaking in 10 days, failing which there will be action.
In the commercial, Amitabh Bachchan can be seen in what appears to be a dressing room, in a lawyer’s suit, as two junior artists enter and offer him pav bhaji. The actor praises the food, prepared with spices of the brand he is endorsing.
Earlier, a jewellery ad featuring the actor and his daughter Shweta Bachchan was pulled back over protests by bank employees who threatened legal action for what they believed was negative depiction.