In the past, several Bollywood celebs were called out for endorsing brands that make pan masala and other similar tobacco products. The trolling was so incessant that the ‘Khiladi’ actor Akshay Kumar had to apologize for featuring in an ad by a tobacco selling company.
Well, now it’s Telugu actor Mahesh Babu who is facing the ire of people online for staring in a pan masala ad.
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It all started when the South actor in a statement said that Bollywood can’t afford him. Soon after, people dug into his past and found out that he endorsed a pan masala brand.
People on Twitter took a dig at him and said that Bollywood cannot afford him, but a pan masala brand can. And that’s when he was trolled online.
I assume only TFI stars like #MaheshBabu are allowed to sell Pan Masala products, while the rest are abused for doing the same. Nice double standards😒 @Its_CineHub
#SarkaruVaariPaata #SVP #PrithvirajChauhan pic.twitter.com/ymuv2Vw1oi
— J.P.S (@TheJ_P_S) May 12, 2022
It's funny how #MaheshBabu said that #Bollywood can't afford him. But a pan masala brand can ( he endorses Pan Bahar and having a Bollywood equivalent in Tiger shroff). Nothing wrong with it. But next time onwards, bring a better arguement to act that Elite. pic.twitter.com/JkDGDBmpUC
— Shikhar Sinha (@pairgame) May 15, 2022
A Pan Masala Company Can Afford @urstrulyMahesh but Bollywood Cannot 🤣🤣
— Sourav Gupta (@SouravGupta09) May 14, 2022
— Amit chandra (@raijant) May 14, 2022
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#AlluArjun rejects big offer of Tobacco..Bcoz it's harmful to people.. Where Actor like #MaheshBabu𓃵 promoting Pan Masala for Money #SHAME on him to promote this kind of ads
Note: Forget #Bollywood Actors who promote Alcohol pan masal ads #shameful
— Muhammad Mujahid (@mujahid5798) April 17, 2022
mahesh babu #MaheshBabu #Tollywood #TeluguFilmNagar Telugu Being a responsible Hero,and with millions of fans,i think @urstrulyMahesh shud have avoided this
“Pan Bahar is commonly associated with pan masala and gutka,a potent mixture of tobacco” (source – publicly available info) pic.twitter.com/ovp1qiA6Xm
— kp (@withregardskp) October 26, 2021
So much hurt seein #MaheshBabu #TigerShroff in #PanBahar masala ad showing #PehchanKamyabiKi I m sure any celebrity who showcases thse things as style statement, will never recommend his family to consume these.I never get 1 thing,how can any1 earn fame by smokin n tobacco chewin
— BeingAkanksha (@Akankshagarwal) October 2, 2021
— SAMBIT ASH 🇮🇳 (@SAMBITASH2) May 11, 2022
Bollywood can't afford him but a pan masala Co. Can. Hypocrisy!!
Mahesh Babu pic.twitter.com/jakd8qzLL8
— Fight4Right (@pooja_nagotra) May 11, 2022
I love mahesh babu very much .but i am disappointed by his words that he says "Bollywood can't afford me and I don't want to waste my time " . Bollywood can't afford hai ,but pan masala can .i feel Sharme for myself that i admire that person who can't afford my love and respect. pic.twitter.com/jiXdxDfw9s
— Aman Singh Rajput (@AmanSin80073125) May 14, 2022
— Donald Trump (@Trump_mawa) May 16, 2022
Seems like the internet isn’t pleased by Mahesh Babu’s statement. And an angry internet is more dangerous than a scorned woman.