Actor Regina Cassandra took to her Instagram handle to promote her favourite whisky brand, and her fans were unhappy!
The ‘Subramanyam For Sale’ actor mentioned her favourite brand and penned, “#Collaboration From anchoring when I was 9, to working in commercials and then films. It’s a journey that I’ll treasure for life. I also cherish the all-new Whiskey that is beautifully crafted by nature!”
Her fans immediately flooded her post with some judgemental comments. “Disliked, unfollowing your kinda actors (sic),” wrote an Instagram user. “Plz don’t promote alcohol (sic),” urged her fan. “Alcohol???? @reginaacassandraa,” commented an Insta user.
Netizens asked Regina why she was promoting the consumption of alcohol “just for the money”. “As per the Indian ministry of health, there have been some alcohol advertising Laws and you can not post directly on social media like this. Please remove before someone reports it (sic),” reads one of the top comments on Regina’s post. “Is this permissible now to openly promote Alcohol?” wondered a fan.
Earlier, it was Amitabh Bachchan who was slammed for promoting a pan masala brand and the superstar had consequently released an official statement stating that he was terminating his contract and returning the fee. Big B’s team shared, “When Mr Bachchan became associated with the brand, he wasn’t aware that it falls under surrogate advertising.” Many of Big B’s fans had felt that his advertisement would increase the use of tobacco among youngsters.