In order to advertise an Indian pan masala brand, former James Bond star Pierce Brosnan assumes the role of the 007 agent, but the advertisement turned out to be too funny to handle for Indian audiences. In the one-minute video, Brosnan, 63, is seen using the can of pan masala as a weapon to fend off enemies. In the end he says, "Class never goes out of style".
Soon after the release of the advertisement, Twitter went berserk with some making fun of the actor for choosing to be part of it while others wondering whether Brosnan was even aware of what he was selling.
The actor also started trending on the micro-blogging site.
One user wrote, "Pretty sure Pierce Brosnan was fooled into endorsing Pan Bahar by saying that it was some exotic Himalayan Indian herb. "Another said, "Please tell me Pierce Brosnan is photoshopped into this ad and he's not endorsing Pan Bahar." "Pierce Brosnan for Pan Bahar..now if they can get Anne Hathaway or Kate Winslet for washing powder Nirma. Life would be complete," read a post.
A Twitter user said now that Brosnan has endorsed a pan masala, he would like to see current James Bond star Danieln Craig endorsing another Indian company.
"Now I have seen it all! Pierce Brosnan plugging Pan Bahar Pan Masala. How about Daniel Craig for Zandu Balm?!"