Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan is in legal trouble. The Bar Council of Delhi has issued a legal notice to him for donning a lawyer’s attire in an advertisement.
The notices served on spice brand Everest Masala, YouTube and the megastar said due precautions were not taken and that they are liable for legal action for telecasting the advertisement without any authority.
The notice issued reads, “You are required to immediately stop all such advertisements and also give an undertaking to the Bar Council of Delhi, Bar Council of India and other states Bar Councils that the lawyers’ attire shall not be used in any advertisement in future.”
They have also asked the respondents to give an undertaking in 10 days, failing which there will be action.
In the commercial, Big B cam be seen sitting in his dressing room, wearing a lawyer’s suit, as two junior artistes enter and offer him pav bhaji. After eating the meal, the actor applauds the food and the spices used in making the dish.
This is not the first time that Big B has been served a legal notice. A few months ago, Amitabh Bachchan’s Kalyan Jewellers advertisement, also featuring his daughter Shweta Bachchan Nanda, faced a similar situation.
The makers had to withdraw after legal action was threatened as the advertisement portrayed a negative image of bank employees.
On the work front, Amitabh Bachchan is gearing up for his Diwali release Thugs of Hindostan starring Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana. The film releases on November 8, 2018.