NEW DELHI – Irish actor and and movie producer Pierce Brosnan has been issued a show-cause discover from the Indian authorities for showing in a controversial commercial of an Indian pan masala model.
The previous James Bond star has been requested to make clear his place inside 10 days.
If the actor doesn’t reply to the discover by the Delhi authorities, the 64-year-old actor may face a superb of Rs 5,000 or two years in jail or each.
“We have now issued the discover to Pierce Brosnan by way of the corporate, and in addition reached out to him through social media platforms,” officers from Delhi’s well being division informed the Indian Categorical.
“It might be famous that Mr Pierce Brosnan who’s selling the model in media, TV channel, distributors and others if any have additionally grow to be a celebration to this violation and are more likely to be punished as per COTPA 2003,” learn the discover.
Areca nut (supari) in pan masala has the cancer-causing agent which has been scientifically confirmed and Brosnan, an actor who’s a task mannequin for lakhs of individuals particularly kids, shouldn’t indulge within the promotion of such hazardous merchandise, it learn.
Brosnan had earlier stated his contract said that he was to promote a ‘breath freshener/ tooth whitener’ and that he was shocked by the misleading use of his picture within the pan masala model’s commercial.
Each pan masala and gutka have been linked to most cancers, with many Indian states banning their sale and operating campaigns to discourage folks from shopping for them.