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Akshme Kumar ad, dowry promotion or expensive car publicity – BBC News Urdu


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An Indian government advertisement on road safety is being criticized for allegedly promoting the practice of dowry.

The advertisement, tweeted by Federal Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari, features Bollywood star Akshay Kumar.

It shows Akshay Kumar scolding a father for sending his newlywed daughter in a car with only two airbags.

This ad by Akshay Kumar was shared on Twitter last week and has been viewed by more than a million people so far. The ad shows a crying bride leaving and Akshay Kumar is a friend of the girl’s father and a friend of the girl’s father. There are policemen.

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