The entire nation woke up to witness a funny and shocking ad featuring former James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan leaving his trademark Martini to endorse desi pan masala brand Pan Bahar.
Advertisements featuring the actor in his trademark black suit and classy Bond style have already appeared in major Indian newspapers and a promo video also been released in You Tube on Friday.
Here is a video of Pierce Brosnan from the pan masala ad:
Holding a box of Pan Bahar, the British actor Pierce Brosnan says the tagline of the brand, “Class never goes out of style,” and his signature is splashed over the advertisement.
Reportedly, the Brosnan ad, has been put up in billboards and hoardings in major Indian cities, including Mumbai, according to media reports.
Brosnan has acted in popular Bond movies like Die Another Day, Golden Eye, Tomorrow Never Dies and The World is Not Enough.
The ad features the Bond star performing ‘Bond-sque’ stunts with the help of a ‘weaponised Pan Bahar tin-pack’.
Brosnan has appeared for Indian brands earlier also when he endorsed the popular apparel brand Reid & Taylor.
However, this is the first time in his life he is seen endorsing a pan masala brand, says media reports.
But, twitterati has not spared the actor for his bold step.
He was widely ridiculed by the netizens for the decision, have a look at some of twitter reactions:
Pierce Brosnan is endorsing Pan Bahaar. Don’t know about India but Kanpur has certainly established itself as a superpower.
— Aladdin (@Alllahdin) October 7, 2016
— Gina Kholkar (@BabaJogeshwari) October 7, 2016