Nitin Gadkari Gets Slammed For 6-Airbags Ad Featuring Akshay Kumar

The intention of the ad is to promote road safety, but the narrative, which hints at dowry, has drawn widespread criticism on social media.

By Carandbike Team


2 mins read


13-Sep-22 04:39 PM IST



    Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari is facing widespread criticism on social media for sharing an ad featuring Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar. The premise of the ad is to promote road safety, promoting cars using six airbags, but the narrative of the ad has made the minister and the actor face widespread criticism on social media. Many allege that the underlying message of the ad also promotes dowry which is a criminal offence and a social evil.

    The advertisement was launched after the death of Cyrus Mistry, the former chairman of Tata Sons in a car crash. The advertisement however, does not focus on the importance of wearing seatbelts by passengers in the rear seat, a simple precaution, experts say, is more effective in ensuring safety, than rear air bags. 

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