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Pierce Brosnan went from martini to paan masala

On this occasion, it wasn't a Bollywood star or a cricketer endorsing the product

Shakya Mitra 

Eventful as it is, this is not Brosnan's first India outing. In 1988, he had starred in Merchant Ivory Productions' The Deceivers set in the India of the 1820s. His co-stars were Shashi Kapoor, Saeed Jaffrey and Neena Gupta Last week, the outrage industry in India was in full swing on being greeted with a full-page advertisement in newspapers of popular paan masala brand, Pan Bahar. On this occasion, it wasn't a Bollywood star or a cricketer endorsing the product. The man holding the paan masala tin, the way he would hold a gun, was Irish-born Hollywood star Pierce ...

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First Published: Sat, October 15 2016. 00:19 IST
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