KARACHI: Sushant Singh passed away more than five months ago but the late actor is far from forgotten. While many controversies followed his death, fans of Sushant Singh have recently called out an ad featuring Ranveer Singh for being offensive. The ad for Bingo chips is titled “Beta, aage kya plan hai” (What are your future plans) and has been interpreted as making fun of the late actor. The reference towards photons and physics, specifically, has been linked with Sushant’s love for science.
Twitter soon called out Bingo Chips and Ranveer Singh for the ad and hashtags #BoycottBingo and #NoSushantNoBollywood began to emerge.
In response, Bingo has also issued an official statement, according to DNA. “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,” it read. “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.”
A few users on Twitter have also chosen to interpret the ad as a tribute to the late actor as opposed to receiving it in a negative manner.