MUMBAI: Famous Bollywood actress Nargis Fakhri who had been in the headlines on the social media after her ad in leading Urdu Newspaper has finally opened up about the strife surrounding her.
Rockstar girl responded to the fury in an official statement to the Pinkvilla and said that ”I’ve been with Mobilink as their brand ambassador for the last three years and there has never been an issue like this. I was unaware that they would consider using this visual for a mainstream newspaper ad an Urdu daily as it was never meant to be.”
Nargis disclosed that she was just as shocked by the ad and shared her side of the story. “As a model or celebrity, I have always believed in using my persona to help further a brand’s communication but never to have it used where I end up being objectified for my looks.
“Culturally too, my team and I are aware and respectful of what visuals work for which mediums, markets and audiences and hence, given the brand’s firm penetration in the Pakistani market, we left it up to their expertise to use the images appropriately,”
The ad which displayed Nargis lying down on the front page of Urdu dailies drew strong reactions from Pakistanis and caused quite a furor on social media.