Bangalore: Bollywood film industry is one of the dream industries for many. The money it pours on the actors and the fame they get is just unimaginable. Each and every step of these actors is a sensational news for the audience. There are some actors who volunteer themselves in scandals to catch the eyes of the audience whereas some distance themselves from such acts. One such news which caught the attention is Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover’s new Condom advertisement.
Recently Bipasha released the steaming photos of herself and Karan on Twitter which were taken when they featured for a Condom Advertisement directed by Prasad Naik.
Bipasha Basu is a bollywood actress well known for her roles in erotic thrillers ‘Raaz’, ‘Alone’ and she is frequently cited in the media as a sex symbol. After her controversial relationships with John Abraham, Dino Morea and Harman Baweja, she finally tied her knot with Karan Singh Grover on April 30, 2016. Since their marriage, the couple jointly promotes yoga and things good for human’s well being.
Recently the couple endorsed themselves in a Condom commercial consequently showing support to the use of condom in order to avoid the mishaps that unsafe sex brings with it. Since the time she shared the glimpse of her photo shoot for the ad, she has been constantly trolled on twitter. The steamy video pictures of Bipasha-Karan couple engaging in a sensuous foreplay and aiming at promoting the awareness about safe sex and the importance of condoms in preventing unwanted pregnancies and in suppressing AIDS and STD related cases. The motto of the advertisement is based on the statement, “Get good at foreplay so that you get more play.”
Bipasha, who is quite active on social media shared the advertisement and quoted “as a couple, the two believe in it and that’s why we have thoughtfully endorsed it.” Since then Twitterati’s who have gone crazy regarding her work on the advertisement, flooded her account with offensive tweets, while some compared her with adult actors and some gave her advises on how to choose her career. Some of the comments like “Bipasha Basu, not sure you should be doing this. Wait and explore good cinema. You do have a brand value,” and “No movies been offered to these two, so they have to resort to cheesy commercials,” prove the seriousness of her job in the ad.
Regarding this advertisement issue, Bipasha accompanied one of her posts with the note, “In a country that has the second largest population in the world. We still have taboos on just the words sex and condoms…”
Even after being trolled, Bipasha Basu was not shaken by these trolls and continues to share updates from the photoshoot on her Instagram but has deactivated the comments section to keep the trolls at bay. “The idea is to create awareness on the subject; it’s the need of the hour. I am doing no wrong by endorsing condoms.” Bipasha says confidently adhering to her choice. In her interview, Bipasha added that she came on board for the commercial because, “It was going to be shot by one of the most trusted photographers and ad-filmmaker in the business, Prasad Naik. So, I knew it would be aesthetically shot.”
Despite the controversies the ad created, in a country with highest amounts of sexual diseases Bipasha and Karan have fairly done a great job in promoting a important message to the society.