India and Pakistan are the biggest arch-rivals when it comes to sports for quite some years now. Even the relationship between both the nations has only worsened over the years and it doesn’t seem to get better any sooner. Ahead of the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019 tie between the two teams, there has been an exchange through commercials. One version created in Pakistan didn’t go down well with Bollywood actress Poonam Pandey and she has responded to it in her own style.
Earlier this year, after the Pulawama attack, India retaliated with an air-strike in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan, who also escalated the situation sending in their fighter jets across the Line of Control. From the Indian side, IAF’s Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman went in Pakistan’s custody after his MiG- 21 Bison was brought down in PoK. Thereafter a video went viral on social media where he can be seen blindfolded and interrogated by the Pakistan Army.
Ahead of their Cricket World Cup match against India on June 16 in Manchester, Pakistan released a commercial where they mocked Abhinandan. It came after India released the father-son promo for the marquee clash at Old Trafford. After the terror attack in February, many called for Pakistan to be boycotted and even asked the BCCI to forfeit the game, but the game will be played as per schedule.
Poonam Pandey, who is known for controversies was not quite happy with how Pakistan used Abhinandan’s reference in the advertisement. She posted a video on Instagram where she first showed the ad while having a cup of tea. Pandey hit back at Pakistan for making fun of India’s ‘War Hero’.
In the Pakistani video, the makers enacted how Abhinandan was being interrogated. Poonam claimed that she had a perfect answer to the clip. She pulled out and suggested another kind of ‘cup’ which Pakistan can use to drink tea. She captioned her video “My Answer to the Pakistani AD”
Here is Poonam Pandey’s video: