FIFA football player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo kissing Bipasha Basu, during the seven wonders ceremony, has kicked off a controversy in India.
AIADMK Chief has condemned this incident. In a statement issued in Chennai, Ms Jayalalitha said ‘In Karunanidhi’s regime there is no safety for Bengali Women in Portugal. Karunanidhi should owe moral responsibility and resign. We have referred this to the third umpires association, and have invited them to join our third front’.
PMK chief Dr Ramdoss has expressed his displeasure over the incident and said ‘Kissing is against our culture. To highlight the disadvantage of kissing, PMK is starting a new movement called as ‘Chee echee’, and it will be flagged off by Dr Anbumani Ramdoss’.
Not everyone has objected to this issue. Sharad Pawar, Union Agricultural Minister and head of BCCI has said that this will improve the bilateral relationship between India and Portugal. Top BCCI officials will visit Lisbon, Portugal and help promote cricket in that country. And talks are on for some leading Portugal actress to kiss ex-ranji cricketer Diwakar Vasu, similar to Ronaldo kissing Bipasha Basu.
Meanwhile in an interesting development, Clinic Plus has jumped in support of Ms Basu. As you all are aware, Ms Basu is a brand ambassador for Clinic Plus. In a statement issued to the press, the company says ‘This is part of an advertisement campaign for clinic plus. Cristiano Ronaldo is closely observing the hair of Ms Basu to check if there are any split ends or dandruff. Since the pub where they met was pretty dark, Mr Ronaldo had to come that close to observe. We hereby request the media not to blow this issue out of proportion’.
CNN-IBN is running a special program on ‘Is media hype on kiss and sleaze affecting the younger generation?’ As a part of this program, they are featuring around 100 kissing scenes in real life.