Ujjain's Mahakal temple priests Mahesh and Ashish on Saturday demanded that the online food delivery firm Zomato should withdraw their latest advertisement featuring Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan. The call to remove the ad is being made as they allege it offends Hindu sentiments and is 'offensive'.
In the new advertisement titled 'Mann kiya, Zomato kiya', Hrithik Roshan says he felt like having a thali (full course platter) in Ujjain so he placed an order from "Mahakal". “Thali ka mann kia, Ujjain mein hai, toh Mahakal se manga Lia (Felt like having a Thali. We’re in Ujjain, so ordered from Mahakal,” the actor said in the ad.
Zomato withdraws ad campaign featuring Hrithik Roshan after Mahakal temple priests call it ‘offensive’; issues apology: ‘Intent here was never to hurt anyone’s beliefs and sentiments’ Ujjain Mahakal temple priests have demanded Zomata to with their new campaign starring Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan.
Hrithik Roshan-starrer advertisement, food delivery company Zomato said that the company will be withdrawing the ad. "We offer our sincerest apologies, for the intent here was never to hurt anyone's beliefs and sentiments," the company said.
Meanwhile, on the work front, Hrithik will next feature in 'Vikram Vedha' remake co-starring Saif Ali Khan. He will also star in 'Fighter' with Deepika Padukone.