Bar Council of Delhi sends legal notice to Amitabh Bachchan for wearing lawyer's attire in ad

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Nov 01, 2018, 04:54 PM(IST)

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As seen in the ad of a spices brand, Amitabh sports the official uniform of a lawyer which didn’t go down well with the Bar Council.

The Bar Council of Delhi has issued a legal notice to Amitabh Bachchan for donning a lawyer’s attire in an advertisement. As seen in the ad of a spices brand, Amitabh sports the official uniform of a lawyer which didn’t go down well with the Bar Council.
 
The notice stated that respondents have failed to take due precautions before using the lawyer's attire and are liable for legal action for telecasting the advertisement without any authority.
 
The notice reads: “You are required to immediately stop all such advertisements and also give an undertaking to the Bar Council of Delhi, Bar Council of India and other states Bar Councils that the lawyers' attire shall not be used in any advertisement in future.”
 
The Bar Council also asked the respondents to give an undertaking in 10 days, failing which further action will be initiated.
 
This is the second time when Amitabh’s ad faced legal action. Earlier, an ad featuring him and daughter Shweta Bachchan had to be withdrawn after legal action was threatened against them for portraying bank employees in a negative light. 

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