Adani Wilmar, a company of veteran industrialist Gautam Adani, has banned all advertisements in his Fortune Rice Bran Cooking Oil, in which Sourav Ganguly, former Team India captain and BCCI president, appears to be promoting.
Along with this, the company has also asked its advertising agency to prepare a new advertisement. You should know that ‘Dada’ had a heart attack on January, after which he was hospitalized in a hurry. However, Ganguly’s health is improving now. It is being said that he may be discharged from the hospital tomorrow.
Dr Rupali, MD and CEO of Woodlands Hospital, believes 48-year-old Sourav Ganguly will be ready for the next stage of treatment in two-three weeks. Perhaps he will have another angioplasty at that time. Currently, his condition is stable and he will be discharged from Astpal tomorrow, although Ganguly will be under medical care at home, where he will be examined daily.
Actually, this oil advertisement was being described as safe for the heart. When Ganguly suffered a heart attack, the oil brand was criticized on social media and now the oil company decided to go.
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Ganguly suffered a heart attack on Saturday and underwent angioplasty. Kolkata’s Woodlands Hospital on Monday tweeted that Ganguly’s condition is stable and he will be discharged from the hospital soon. As news of Ganguly’s heart attack spread, the Fortune brand got targeted by the social media users. People started questioning brand endorsement. They said that Adani Wilmar imports oil and it is not known whether celebrities use the oil themselves.
You should know that Ganguly was made the brand ambassador of Fortune Rice Bran Cooking Oil in January last year. He is seen promoting the care of Heart in an advertisement created during the lockdown period, in which he says, ‘if you are 40, will you stop living?’