India woke up with shock and awe on Friday with a full-page advertisement of actor Pierce Brosnan, who played the legendary British spy James Bond in popular Hollywood movies, endorsing a pan masala brand.
The ad showed Brosnan holding a box of Pan Bahar with text below reading “Class never goes out of style” and a signature of the actor.
The ad went viral in a matter of hours, with Twitter having some fun at the expense of the actor and the brand. Here are a few examples:
When James Bond starts selling pan, you know the empire really has struck back. pic.twitter.com/KhgdKrVDDG— Dhruva Jaishankar (@d_jaishankar) October 7, 2016
Pierce Brosnan.— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) October 7, 2016
Played James Bond.
Endorses Pan Bahar.
Licensed to kill.
Priyanka Chopra chews Rajnigandha & now Pierce Brosnan chews Pan Bahar. Now I know why I am not successful, will start chewing gutka today.— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) October 7, 2016
Pierce Brosnan seems to have taken 'painting the town red' too seriously.— Capt Obvious (@DesolateCranium) October 7, 2016
"Class never goes out of style."— Madhu Menon (@madmanweb) October 7, 2016
Until you appear in a Pan Bahar ad. pic.twitter.com/L5Q72saFaN
What the...it's Jamshed Bond pic.twitter.com/1nIkRPDAl2— Kabir Taneja (@KabirTaneja) October 7, 2016
After having pan bahar .. Pierce Brosnan will say "I'm bond .... (Spit out) .... James bond"— crime master gogo (@vipul2777) October 7, 2016
As the hard brexit seems to have cocked up the Pound/ Sterling, Pierce Brosnan's now selling us Pan Bahaar. There there lad.— Rishi (@GDebarshi) October 7, 2016
Only James Bond can use Pan bahar box as weapon ???? https://t.co/ytZ4tvUNTV— ?? ??? ???! (@AapChorHain) October 7, 2016