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UB Group withdraws controversial Bhajji ad

PTI | By, New Delhi
Jul 23, 2011 01:16 AM IST

The Vijay Mallya-owned UB Group on Friday decided to withdraw the controversial advertisement which showed Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni "mocking" at Harbhajan Singh's look-alike, which had prompted the spinner to slap a legal notice against the group.

The Vijay Mallya-owned UB Group on Friday decided to withdraw the controversial advertisement which showed Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni "mocking" at Harbhajan Singh's look-alike, which had prompted the spinner to slap a legal notice against the group.

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The UB Group said that it has taken a decision to replace the ad "in the interest of the game of cricket" and fearing that the commercial could be misused by vested interests to further their own agenda.

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"This gesture (to replace the ad) of Dr Mallya is based on the larger national cricketing interests, particularly at time when the Indian Team is engaged in a crucial cricket test series in the United Kingdom," a statement from the group said.

The UB group through legal counsel responded to the notice received by them from the advocates for Avtar Kaur, mother of Harbhajan Singh.

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