Superstar Hrithik Roshan has been in the headlines for the past few weeks. He came under fire by some sections of netizens for supporting superstar Aamir Khan and his recently released film Laal Singh Chaddha. Now the actor is once again in the headline due to a commercial.
A Zomato commercial featuring a Super 30 actor was seen asking for food delivery from the Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga temple. The advertisement was shown in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. This did not go down well with two priests of the famous temple and they claim the actor has hurt Hindu sentiments.
In the commercial, Hrithik Roshan is heard saying “Thaali khane ka man tha, Mahakaal se mangaa liya.” Priest of the temple Mahesh now asks Zomato to tender an apology and withdraw the advertisement. As per the OP India report, the priest said to the reporters, “The Zomato company should have thought before doing something like this. Hindus are sensitive about their religion. Just because we do not outrage, companies should not take advantage of that. If such advertisement would have been made on other religion, those people would have set the company on fire.”
Mahesh further added that devotees at Mahakaleshwar temple are served the prasad in a thali (plate) but it is no way delivered on demand. “The company which also delivers non-veg food should immediately stop promoting their services by using the name of Mahakaleshwar temple. The advertisement has hurt the religious sentiments of Hindus. We strongly oppose this. If the company does not apologize then we will go to court”.
Soon after the commercial surfaced on social media, netizens started trolling Hrithik Roshan as well as the food-delivery company. They alleged that they deliberately hurt the sentiments of the Hindus. Take a look at some of the reactions on the new Zomato ad on social media below:
Zomato and Hritik Roshan testing the patience of Hindus !
Just because Hindus don't issue #SarTanSeJuda call does not mean one can hurt the feeling of Hindus time and again !
— Guruprasad Gowda (@Gp_hjs) August 21, 2022
In an ad @iHrithik says “Thali khane ka man tha, Mahakal se mangaa liya"@zomato shouldn't make the mistake of thinking that Mahakal's Prasad served in temples with devotion to devotees is the same as the food they serve when it's ordered! #Boycott_Zomato pic.twitter.com/YyEPDa8i69
— HinduJagrutiOrg (@HinduJagrutiOrg) August 21, 2022
Hindu saints of the Mahakaleshwar temple have condemned the ad by @Zomato featuring Bollywood superstar Hritik Roshan with tagline saying 'Thaali khane ka man tha, Mahakaal se mangaa liya'
— Sanatan Prabhat (Kannada) (@Sanatan_Prabhat) August 21, 2022
On Saturday, a controversy erupted around a new ad by the online food delivery company Zomato,ad featuring superstar Hritik Roshan allegedly showed the actor in Ujjain, MP asking for food delivery from the Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga temple pic.twitter.com/cJEQmmZIdK
— Vaishali (@sadhnasandesh) August 21, 2022
Zomato has used the temple to promote its service blatantly. “The Zomato company should have thought before doing something like this.
— Vinaya Bhat (@VinayaBhat15) August 21, 2022
Mr. @iHrithik, today you may have ordered the thaali from Mahakaal,
Tomorrow there may be a situation of begging in the houses of the country !⚠️Beware..
— Sujan H P (@Sujan_hp) August 21, 2022
#Boycott_zomato@Zomato, which serves non-veg, wants to run its business by ironing the Prasad Thali of the holy Mahakal temple of Hindus.
So wake up my Hindu brave brothers..
And show Zomato and Hrithik Roshan their rightful place
"हिंदुओ से दुनियादारी
बन जाओगे भिखारी" pic.twitter.com/hwSlpCkzi3
— Raghunath Dhobale (@hindus_right) August 21, 2022
Mahakal temple priests want Zomato to withdraw ‘offensive’ ad featuring Hrithik Roshan.@zomato repeatedly insulting hindu religious sentiments https://t.co/IBH41tyfq7@KiranKS@AskAnshul@IamAnitaBhat @goelgauravbjp
— 🚩Mohan gowda🇮🇳 (@Mohan_HJS) August 21, 2022
Meanwhile, Hrithik Roshan will be next seen in Vikram Vedha, which is the official remake of the Tamil film of the same name. He also has ‘Fighter’ alongside Deepika Padukone in the pipeline.