Actor Ali Fazal has slammed a food delivery chain for misusing a hastag of his popular show, Mirzapur 2. The tweet also tweaked a dialogue from the series. For the ad, the food chain used a picture of Kulbhushan Kharbanda who played the role of Bauji in the series.
The food chain wrote alongside a still of Kulbhushan as Bauji. “Pyare Bauji, Aap ke liye Jee Hukum Ka special Mutton Laal Maans Bhija Rahe hai, bas hamare delivery boy se maalish na karwaaye (Dear bauji! We are sending special red meat for you, please avoid getting a massage from our delivery boy),” it read. Jee Hukum is a delivery-only restaurant in Andheri, Mumbai.
The accompanying tweet said, “Maalish ho to bina bahu ke haath ki aur mutton ho to bus Jee Hukum ke restaurant ki: bauji (Bauji says massage is best when it is daughter-in-law doing it and mutton only from Jee Hukum restaurant).” Kulbhushan essays the role of an old man who exploits his daughter-in-law (Rasika Dugal).
Responding to the ad, Ali tweeted, “Thats the most lame advertisement i have come across. You all sound like tharkees, tryna sell Mutton using insinuations. Aur humko tag karke galti kiye. I’d suggest you remove the hashtag if not your creative skills. @RasikaDugal.”