Ahmedabad: Bollywood actress Sunny Leone has fallen into a controversy after promoting condoms on the occasion of Navratri.
A Navratri-themed condom ad in Surat featuring Sunny Leone allegedly hurt religious sentiments, and Twitter users poured their outrage on her in different ways.
The message in Gujarati on the hoarding reads, “Aa Navratri a ramo, parantu premthi (Play but with love, this Navratri).” However, Sunny Leone is yet to comment on the controversy, mid-day reports.
This is how they expressed themselves:
— Riya महादेवभक्त ❤ (@riyathedevotee) September 19, 2017
— 🕉 जय 🕉 (@jaybohra96) September 19, 2017
@narendramodi ji Mankind pharma put hording of Sunny Leone in vulgar dress with manforce condom Ad in every of Navratra is this justified ?
— क्रूर तानाशाह (@maheshtibrewal) September 18, 2017
— Juhi Dubey (@juhidubey24) September 18, 2017
While some found the ad logical and hilarious:
— Netra Daoo (@onlyonenetra) September 18, 2017
Manforce Condoms actually trying to cash in on Navratri, they have equated Dandiya playing with sex. Wonderful. pic.twitter.com/sby8xaq3Cd
— Mitra Joshi (@mitrajo) September 19, 2017
Protesting against the advertisement, a Surat-based group threatened to get aggressive about it if the hoardings are not put down, as per a report by Times of India.
“This cannot be tolerated and our protests will get stronger if these hoardings are not removed immediately. Protests are necessary to deter others from trying something similar again in future,” said Narendra Chaudhary, businessman and president of Hindu Yuva Vahini, to the daily.