Mumbai: Bollywood famous person Akshay Kumar, who has examined constructive for novel coronavirus, obtained enormous flak on social media for selling Dabur India’s ‘Chyawanprash’ which claimed to offer safety in opposition to COVID-19.
Akshay Kumar was roped in as Dabur Chyawanprash model ambassador in December final yr when COVID was at its peak. He featured in an advert that claimed Chyawanprash helps in boosting immunity in opposition to Covid-19.
That includes Kumar holding a bottle of Chyawanprash, the advert claimed that simply two teaspoons of chyawanprash each day was sufficient to push back the virus. The copy for the advert learn: “In response to medical examine performed throughout 5 centres, Dabur Chyawanprash helps in safety in opposition to COVID-19.”
Publish the actor’s well being replace about COVID constructive report, netizens began questioning the model for its claims. Many even shared memes to troll the model and the actor for its covid-protection claims.
On consumer wrote tweeted an image of Kumar’s advert tagging the model and the actor ‘Therefore proved that Dabur #Chyawanprash can’t do something to cease Covid.’
“Don’t fall for #covid19 immunity adverts, masks and social distancing would hold you secure. #Dabur,” wrote one other consumer.
A bit of netizens additionally criticised Akshay Kumar and Dabur India for being reckless whereas selling merchandise with covid safety claims.
“So reckless. Akshay Kumar, will get a mattress, and even a ventilator (if wanted). Additionally, each firm that marketed any product of theirs as a method to forestall covid ought to pay heavy fines and reparations,” learn a tweet from a consumer. Take a look at the reactions under:
Not simply this, customers additionally dragged advert regulator Promoting Requirements Council of India (ASCI) into controversy asking whether or not motion will likely be taken in opposition to the corporate and the actor for making such claims.
On April 4, Akshay Kumar introduced on Twitter that he has contracted the coronavirus with this assertion: “I want to inform everybody that, earlier this morning, I’ve examined constructive for COVID-19. Following all of the protocols, I’ve instantly remoted myself.” The actor was initially in house quarantine, as per his assertion: “I’m beneath house quarantine and have sought obligatory medical care.”
In his tweet, Akshay Kumar requested those that got here in touch with him within the latest previous to get themselves examined: “I’d sincerely request all those who have are available in contact with me to get themselves examined and take care.”
Later, in his assertion, Akshay added that he’s within the hospital as a precautionary measure and that he’s trying ahead to be again to house quickly.
As COVID-19 circumstances spike, a number of Bollywood celebrities have examined constructive for the virus includingAlia Bhatt, Govinda, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Paresh Rawal and Milind Soman, amongst others. Stars corresponding to Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Sanjay Dutt and Malaika Arora, amongst others, have taken their COVID-19 vaccination.