Kalyan Jeweller's ad featuring Amitabh Bachchan and daughter Shweta withdrawn

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Kalyan Jeweller's ad featuring Amitabh Bachchan and daughter Shweta withdrawn

After a bank union, All India Bank Officers' Confederation (AIBOC), slammed Kerala-based jewellery chain, Kalyan Jewellers for their new advertisement. The ad which is featuring Amitabh Bachchan and daughter, Shweta Bachchan Nanda has now been withdrawn.
Jul 23, 2018, 4:08 pm ISTNewsJhakaasMovies Staff
Kalyan Jeweller's Ad
  Kalyan Jeweller's Ad

Recently, the one-and-a-half minute long advertisement for a Kerala-based jewellery chain featuring Amitabh Bachchan and his daughter, Shweta, came under heavy fire from a bank union which termed it as "disgusting" and said it was aimed at creating distrust in the banking system.

After the uproar, Kalyan Jewellers withdrew the advertisement. In a statement, the Executive Director of Kalyan Jewellers, Ramesh Kalyanaraman said, "We sincerely regret the inadvertent hurt caused and withdraw the advertisement from all media with immediate effect. We understand that the advertisement has hurt sentiments of some people including members of our esteemed banking community. Any such hurtful interpretation being drawn is unintended. We state that the creative advertisement was a work of fiction and not a reflection of banking employees at large. Along with crores of Indians, we acknowledge the valuable contribution of the banking community to our country."

Kalyan Jeweller

Last week, All India Bank Officers' Confederation, an organisation claiming to have membership of around 3,20,000 officers, threatened to sue Kalyan Jewellers accusing it of "casting aspersion and hurting the sentiments of millions of personnel" through the advertisement. AIBOC general secretary Soumya Datta said that the theme, tone and tenor of the ad were "disgusting, derogatory, to say the least and is aimed to create distrust in the banking system, for pure commercial gain."

Kalyan Jewellers rejected the allegation, saying it was "pure fiction."

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