Zomato issued a clarification after their latest advertisements featuring Bollywood stars Katrina Kaif and Hrithik Roshan drew criticisms on social media.
Popular food delivery app maintains that the ads are 'well-intentioned' but were misinterpreted by people.
The other side of the story... pic.twitter.com/hNRj6TpK1X— zomato (@zomato) August 30, 2021
The ads featuring Kaif and Roshan showed delivery boys coming to deliver food to their favourite stars' homes.
Kaif offers her delivery boy a birthday cake. Roshan offered to give him an autograph. But, the ad shows the delivery boys getting their next order and they leave before getting their gifts from the stars.
Zomato ends the ad with the message that all customers are 'stars' for the company.
Ads were criticised for toxic working conditions and for not giving delivery boys enough rest or dues.
Netizens also slammed Zomato for projecting their executives as heroes rather than focussing on their betterment.
Katrina was last seen in 'Bharat' with Salman Khan. She will be seen in 'Sooryavanshi' along with her long-time co-star Akshay Kumar.
She has several projects in her kitty including a solo action movie, 'Phone Bhoot', 'Tiger 3', and 'Jee Le Zaara.'
Hrithik was last seen in the blockbuster film 'War.' He is working on 'Fighter' with Deepika Padukone and 'Krrish 4.'