Barely two weeks after Pierce Brosnan endorsed Pan Bahar, a pan masala brand for which he is being bashed till date, the Hollywood actor has now said that he is deeply shocked and said he had been tricked into endorsing the product.
He told People Magazine he was told that Pan Bahar is a ‘breath freshener/tooth whitener’ which did not have any harmful ingredients. He also said that having lost his first wife, daughter and many friends to cancer, he was “fully committed to supporting women’s health care and research programs that improve human health and alleviate suffering.”
However, people weren’t very convinced with his explanations and outrightly bashed him on Twitter.
Here are some of the sharp reactions:
@BUnlimted 😂😂😂😂My name is Pierce Brosnan and I am not Mukesh Harane— Videographer (@SuitBootkaTweet) October 21, 2016
Pierce Brosnan thought Pan Bahaar was a tooth whitener ??Shows how effective the British Secret Service is !— Atul Khatri (@one_by_two) October 21, 2016
Pierce Brosnan should be happy that he was endorsing the most trusted product of kanpur.!!😂😂😂— arpit jain (@abheeyanta) October 21, 2016
So Pierce Brosnan claims he was told that it was a mouth freshener and teeth whitening product. Phir kaahe ka Bond bey? #LOLCHU— $udeep (@oldmonk_says) October 21, 2016
Pierce Brosnan has got an potential to become very good Indian politician. He knows how to cover up after all wrong doing— Vikas Rana (@vikasrana88) October 21, 2016
Pierce Brosnan says he didn’t know reality of Pan Bahar before he signed up to advertise. Sounds like a Delhi resident who voted for AAP.— Rahul Roushan (@rahulroushan) October 20, 2016
Pierce Brosnan says he didn’t know reality of Pan Bahar before he signed up to advertise. Sounds like a Indian Voters who voted for NaMo.— Ankur Mishra (@iAnkurMishra) October 21, 2016
But many thought rather than bashing Brosnan, we must first see what our own Bollywood actors have been doing:
Why blaming “Pierce Brosnan” ? What abt Bollywood stars. Don’t they have any responsibility for Indian. Don’t blame @PierceBrosnan— Pradeep Singh (@psk_eng) October 21, 2016
Y blaming “Pierce Brosnan” ? Wt abt Bollywood stars & Cricketers don’t have any responsibility 4 India.4 money they r also doing harmfull ad— Pranay Palei (@PranayPalei02) October 21, 2016
SRK, SAIF, Devgan etc have been doing endorsment for pan masal for years. R we sleeping that time and now “Pierce Brosnan” knock at ur gate— Pradeep Singh (@psk_eng) October 21, 2016