The controversial ‘Bai commercial’ rolled out by Micromax Mobile, depicting Shiney Ahuja, has been withdrawn by the company after the actor initiated legal action, confirmed Shiney’s publicist Dale Bhagwagar.
The said advertisement, which tried to take a humorous dig at the Bollywood star out on bail, had infuriated the actor, who sent a legal notice to the mobile company, claiming that the advertisement amounted to willful character assassination and contempt of court.
The critically acclaimed actor best known for his films Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, Sins, Life In A Metro, Woh Lamhe, Bhool Bhulaiyaa and Gangster, had to spend time in jail after being accused of raping his house maid; a charge he has constantly denied.
“As we know, Shiney had challenged his conviction and the Mumbai High Court has admitted his appeal, which is currently pending hearing. For the mobile company to air such a commercial influencing public opinion when Shiney’s appeal is pending hearing, is equivalent to contempt of Court,” the actor’s publicist Dale Bhagwagar had said.
However, he confirmed that the mobile company had sent a reply to Shiney’s notice, stating that the said commercial was withdrawn. The actor is expected to be back in action with the release of his upcoming movies Ek Accident, Ghost, Chaloo Movie and Har Pall.