Telugu actor Srihari is one of the most revered actors in South India and enjoys huge fan following in this part of the country. But Domino's latest Lebanese Rolls - Ghanji Man video ad, which recently went live on TV channels, has disappointed many of his fans, who feel that the ad features the actor in very insulting manner. They have urged the fast food service restaurant to stop airing it immediately.
Domino's Ghanji Man ad shows three boys and a girl watching Srihari's sequence on TV screen, while they eat Domino's Lebanese Rolls. Watching this fight scene, they make fun of Srihari, which has hurt the sentiments of the actor's fans. After seeing the actor, these guys start shouting, "Ghanji man! Ghanji man! Ghanji man!" One of them says, "No mask!" Second adds, "No costume!" Another guy says, "Super hero without chaddi! Thode sabki haddi!" Then every one burst into laughter.
The ad of Domino's Lebanese Rolls is not going well with many of Srihari fans. One of his hardcore fans has filed a petition on Change.org, which is a leading online platform for social change, empowering anyone, anywhere to start petitions that make a difference. He has urged the boss of Domino's to stop airing the ad.
We bring you some pictures of the Domino's Lebanese Rolls ad and the details of about Srihari fan's petition. Continue to see them in the slideshow.
Srihari's Petition Against Domino
On Change.org, a Srihari fan has filed petition seeking Domino's, "Remove the Srihari video from Domino's Lebanese Rolls - Ganji Man AD." This petition has been supported by many of the actor's fans.
Domino Should Apologises To Srihari: Urge Fans
The petitioner writes, "It is very bad to use the Srihari in bad manner for your publicity. Please stop it. Remove the Domino's Lebanese Rolls - Ganji Man AD and say sorry to Real star Srihari."
Sai Praveen From Hyderabad Supports The Petition
You can use our telugu actor for a business things., its not a problem., But dont use our actor for the funny things., for your business... Remove it and apologize him.
Vasant Manisi From Australia Supports The Petition
He is a respectable actor and more than that a Great humanitarian who does charity and sponsors underprivileged students. It's so Sad to see such big brand like Dominos mocking fun at a great actor who has hundreds of films under his belt.
Sandeep From Hyderabad Support The Petition
Don't make our Tollywood so cheap. Respect our Telugucinema. Immediatly change that AD and say sorry to Real star Srihari.
Koti D Supports The Petition
He is a Respectable actor from Telugu Film Industry. Remove this AD.
Domino's Ad sparks Serious Debate In Tollywood
However, Domino's Lebanese Rolls TV ad sparked serious debate in the film nagar circle. Many from Telugu film industry wonder how actor approved this TV ad.
Did Domino Take Srihari's Approval For Ad?
It is not clear whether Domino's has taken Srihari's approval before they went live with video ad on TV channels or not. The actor is not available for comment on the issue.
Srihari - A Non-Controversial Star
Many feel that Srihari is one of the most revered artists in Telugu film industry. The actor has maintained clean image in the industry and has never courted any controversies in the past. So he would never allow an ad that makes fun of him.
Will Domino's Apologise To Srihari?
It should be seen whether the bosses of Domino's would stop airing its Lebanese Rolls ad on TV channels and send an apology letter to actor Srihari or not. It should also be seen how the actor would respond to the ad that ridicule him.