Sushant Singh Rajput 'Fans' Want to Boycott Bingo Snacks Because Ranveer Singh Talked Science in Ad
In the latest outrage on desi Twitter, a brand that sells chips and snacks has come under attack following an advertisement featuring Ranveer Singh. The ad inadvertently has miffed Sushant Singh Rajput's fans.
Late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput was a curious man who also loved knowing about science and the cosmos. This was revealed across his social media accounts and has been documented in his interviews. It was considered "unorthodox" for a Bollywood actor to be so interested in space and quantum physics. Singh's Mumbai residence was decked with the iconic moon landing photograph, phases of the moon, space missions. The actor even got himself a uniform made during his visit to NASA.
Remembering Singh, actor Manoj Bajpayee said, "What I automatically recall about Sushant is his how much interested he had about everything in life. He was always curious to learn about everything -- the unknown, space, about quantum physics, about acting, about filmmaking."
But why is #BoycottBingo trending on microblogging site?
Ranveer Singh, appearing in the Bingo! ad is hit with the question: Beta, aage Kya Plan Hai? To which Singh's character responds by talking about paradoxical photons, algorithms, and aliens.
While the ad seemed pretty harmless on the surface and didn't have any direct references to Sushant Singh itself, his fans, however, believed that Ranveer "mocked" the late actor by talking about science-- something the former loved dearly.
"Yeah Sushi has mad angles he knows physics well. Dare to mock him. Dare to wear the same style.
Ranveer are you jealous because Sushi earn respect and love from millions and also he has millions of fan?
Ranveer I won't forgive this!" wrote one disgruntled fan.
Uploaded on November 13, the brand disabled the comments and "like-dislike" button on YouTube following the heated online outrage.
Responding to the Twitter outrage, in a statement, Bingo's owner brand ITC Foods spokesperson said, "A completely false, erroneous and mischievous message is being posted/circulated alleging that an advertisement of Bingo! is making fun of a late Bollywood celebrity. Such kind of erroneous messages are knowingly spreading falsehoods. We request you to not fall prey to such mischievous posts. The recent Bingo! The advertisement was shot more than a year ago in October 2019. It is being aired this year because of delay in the launch of Bingo! Mad Angles Cheese Nachos and Bingo! Mad Angles Pizza due to the Covid-19 pandemic."