Anant Kumar Hegde, a member of the Karnataka legislature, has objected to a commercial featuring Bollywood actor Aamir Khan. Khan appears in a CEAT Tyre social awareness ad, in which he begs people not to set firecrackers off in the streets.
Hegde, a former minister in the Union Cabinet, has been critical of the road safety advertisement. On October 14, Hegde reportedly told CEAT MD and CEO Anant Vardhan Goenka that the company’s concern for public issues is commendable, but that, in addition to raising awareness about the bursting of firecrackers on roads, the company also needs to address “blocking (of) roads in the name of namaaz on Fridays and other important festive days by Muslims.”
Mohammed Aamir Hussain Khan is an Indian actor, singer, director, filmmaker, and television talk show host who was born on March 14, 1965. Khan has established himself as one of the most prominent and important actors in Indian cinema during the course of his 30-year career in Hindi films. He has a massive global fanbase, particularly in India and China, and has been dubbed “the world’s largest movie star” by a magazine.
Khan has received a slew of accolades, including nine Filmfare Awards, four National Film Awards, and an AACTA Award. He was awarded the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan by the Indian government in 2003 and 2010, respectively, and got an honorary title from the Chinese government in 2017.
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