On the Indian Internet today, Pierce Brosnan aka James Bond is trending and not because he has signed for another Bond film but because he did an advertisement for Pan Bahar, a popular brand of pan masala in the country. This ad was welcomed by people early in the morning as a full page appeared in a national daily.
Not just a still, he has also done a video for the same wherein he can be seen pulling his Bond-like stunts using the small tin-pack. And it’s hilarious to see him utter ‘Pan Bahar’ in his Irish accent. “Pan Bahar. Class never goes out of style,” he says. What’s more interesting is that he doesn’t flick open the can and taste what he is promoting, at least in the ad. Does he even know what it is? asked some on social media.
Also, it’s not the first time he is promoting an Indian brand. Brosnan has appeared earlier in ads for Reid & Taylor. Reportedly, the idea behind getting him on board was that Bond is an epitome of perfection and this one is the best of all pan masalas available.
Pan Bahar has earlier been endorsed by Feroz Khan, Fardeen Khan and Saif Ali Khan and it has also drawn flak for health concerns.
Neverthless, this came as a shock to many.
Watch the video below: