This follows actor Shiney Ahuja sending a legal notice claiming that the TVC amounted to character assassination
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | November 8, 2011
The controversial âBai commercialâ rolled out by Micromax Mobile, allegedly depicting actor Shiney Ahuja in bad light, has been withdrawn by the company after the actor sent a legal notice to the mobile company, confirmed Shineyâs publicist Dale Bhagwagar.
The commercial, which tried to take a humorous dig at the actor who is currently out on bail, had infuriated Ahuja, who sent a legal notice to the Micromax, claiming that the advertisement amounted to wilful character assassination and contempt of court.
The critically acclaimed actor best known for his films âHazaaron Khwaishein Aisiâ, âSinsâ, âLife In A Metroâ, âWoh Lamheâ, âBhool Bhulaiyaaâ and âGangsterâ, had to spend time in jail after being accused of raping his house maid, a charge he has denied.
âAs 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 Shineyâs appeal is pending hearing,is equivalent to contempt of court,â the actorâs publicist had said.
He confirmed that the mobile company had sent a reply to Shineyâs notice, stating that the âBaiâ commercial has been withdrawn. The actor is expected to be back in action with the release of his upcoming movies âEk Accidentâ, âGhostâ, âChaloo Movieâ and âHar Pallâ.