Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover were recently seen in a condom commercial. The actress has been sharing a lot of steamy snippets from the shoot of the advertisement and the chemistry between the duo is making it spread across the internet like a wildfire.
We have seen Sunny Leone and Ranveer Singh in condom advertisements earlier, but looks like fans didn’t like Bipasha Basu endorsing condoms.
Social media handles were flooded with tweets calling the couple “jobless”. People even asked them not to do such “dirty ads”.
Here’s how people reacted:
Bipasha Basu defends the condom ad
Berozgari ke zamaane mein defend karne ke alaawa aur chaara kya hai
— Sonia Gandhi (@ItalianBahu) October 24, 2017
Karan Singh Grover and bips advertising playgaurd condoms…… Bass kuch aur kaam bacha nahi ab Bollywood mein dono k liye….
— Mayo..neseeee (@mayur_sunil1) October 23, 2017
This Bipasha Basu and KSG condom ad is so cringe worthy mygod :-/
— rupsa♡ (@rupali_brupsa) October 22, 2017
The reactions were shocking. Obviously, the way people trolled the couple for endorsing the product shocked Bipasha as well.
Giving a perfect reply to the trolls, Bipasha said:
“See, I can only talk about my decisions and no one else’s. I started avoiding fairness creams. I was offered pretty much every brand, but then money is not the factor. I don’t believe in promoting it ever. Same holds true for alcohol and cigarettes.”
“In a country that has the second largest population in the world, we still have taboos on just the words sex and condoms but not the actual act. Let’s talk more, read more and learn more about all the things that can be avoided just by the use of a simple precaution. With condoms you can have planned pregnancies and protected sex, which can curb HIV and STD cases. As a couple, Karan and I believe in this that’s why we have thoughtfully endorsed it.”
If endorsing fairness creams is a wrong thing to do then stopping someone from spreading awareness about protected sex is equally wrong. Bipasha and Karan have taken a bold step. It’s the people who have to open up their minds and have a wider perspective before calling a condom advertisement dirty.