POSTED BY News Ed ON Jul 18, 2011 AT 23:06 IST ,  Edited At: Jul 18, 2011 23:06 IST

As the Indian team prepares to fight it out against England, surrogate liquor advertising has led to a bizarre controversy with a legal notice being slapped on the UB Group (including its owner Vijay Mallya) by none other than cricketer Harbhajan Singh's mother, alleging that their advertisement for McDowell's No. 1 Platinum "soda" featuring cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni “ridicules” the bowler and that it should be taken off air. An unconditional apology has also been demanded for hurting his family and the Sikh community.

Here is the 'offending" ad:


And here is the original ad that Harbhajan Singh has been appearing in -- Pernod Ricard's Royal Stag "Mega Cricket" (it's an old ad, the youtube video embedded above is dated Dec 2010) with the tagline “make it large”:

POSTED BY News Ed ON Jul 18, 2011 AT 23:06 IST ,  Edited At: Jul 18, 2011 23:06 IST
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