Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) is going to send a legal notice to Allu Arjun for being a part of an Ad commercial that is demeaning the RTC. In this regard, the TSRTC MD sent a press release, stating that they are unhappy with the actor.
Going more into the details, Allu Arjun was recently signed up as a brand ambassador for Rapido. Rapido is an app just like Uber and Ola. The firm shot an ad commercial where Allu Arjun tells the people to book Rapido than RTC buses. TSRTC MD Sajjanar who is on a mission to develop the corporation is not happy with the depiction of the same.
“Sri. V.C. Sajjanar, IPS, Managing Director of TSRTC, has taken serious exception to a Rapido advertisement that features Tollywood actor Allu Arjun. In the advertisement that is being aired on YouTube, the actor is seen telling people that RTC buses take more time like ordinary dosas while Rapido would be so fast and safe that it would prepare masala dosa in the same time. The advertisement has drawn flak from a host of people, including RTC commuters, admirers and our own and retired employees. They are condemning the negative manner in which RTC bus has been shown in comparison to Rapido service. Demeaning TSRTC will neither be tolerated by the TSRTC management nor by the commuters, admirers and our own and retired employees.” read the press release.
TSRTC MD also stated that TSRTC was in the service of the common man and it will send legal notice to the actor and to the firm which is promoting the advertisement.
We have to see if Allu Arjun responds to the comments of TSRTC MD.