Yesterday, social media went into a tizzy after Bingo’s latest advertisement featuring Ranveer Singh which netizens thought was in bad taste and took a dig at late actor Sushant Singh Rajput.
However, the company has released a statement saying “a completely false, erroneous and mischievous message is being posted/circulated alleging that an advertisement of Bingo.
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! 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.”
Earlier, Twitter users trended the #BoycottBingo and called out the ‘Padmaavat’ actor for making fun of the late ‘Dil Bechara’ star.
After watching the advertisement, social media users took offence at it considering how words like ‘photon’, ‘algorithm’ and ‘paradox’ often used by Sushant Singh Rajput in his Instagram posts and interviews, was included in the script in a fun way.
Check out the ad: