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Pierce Brosnan says Indian company ‘cheated’ him

NEW DELHI: Former 007 star Pierce Brosnan has told Indian authorities he was "cheated" by a company that employed him to promote its mouth freshener brand, officials said Friday. Brosnan first appeared in the adverts on TV channels, newspapers and billboards in 2016 for Pan Bahar, a mixture of spices and areca nut -- a known carcinogen linked to oral cancer. The James Bond-style TV ad, which sparked ridicule on social media, showed a bearded Brosnan fighting villains and flirting with beautiful women before…

Delhi officials ask ex-007 Brosnan to explain Indian ad

NEW DELHI: Former 007 star Pierce Brosnan has been asked to explain why he features in a commercial for an Indian mouth freshener linked to chewing tobacco, Delhi authorities said Wednesday. Health officials in the Indian capital said they had issued a show cause notice requiring Brosnan justify his starring in a James Bond-style ad dating back to 2016 for pan masala -- a mixture of betel nut, spices and sometimes tobacco. The adverts for Indian TV channels, newspapers and billboards showed a bearded Brosnan grappling…

Former James Bond ‘shocked and saddened’ by manipulative Indian pan masala ad

Former James Bond actors Pierce Brosnan has said that he is “deeply shocked and saddened” about his participation in an Indian pan masala ad, which he misled him to believe it was a breath freshener but may include ingredient that cause cancer. In an exclusive statement to People magazine, Brosnan said that he spent decades championing women’s healthcare and environment, and was distressed to learn that his image was used to endorse pan masala products. “I would never have entered into an agreement to promote a product…

Former James Bond shakes and stirs with Indian pan ad

NEW DELHI: Former 007 star Pierce Brosnan sparked ridicule on social media by starring in a new James Bond-style spoof commercial for an Indian mouth freshener that left fans shaken and stirred. In adverts for Indian TV channels, newspapers and billboards, the now bearded Brosnan cut a familiar pose as he grappled with villains, flirted with beautiful women and took a spin in a high-end sports car. But instead of concealing a Walter PKK within his immaculately-tailored tuxedo, Brosnan was revealed to be carrying a can of…