Anand Mahindra ‘trolls’ moviestar for Bolero stunt; Angry fans demand ban

A Twitter user tweeted a funny stunt video from an upcoming movie to the Chairman of the Mahindra group, Mr. Anand Mahindra. Known for his wit, Mr. Mahindra put out a funny tweet in response. The fans of the actor weren’t amused, and are now running hashtags like #BoycottMahindra and #BanMahindra. Here’s what Mr. Mahindra tweeted,

But what’s the fuss all about? This!

The controversy centers around the leaked movie clip from Telugu moviestar Balakrishna’s latest movie titled Jaisimha. Balakrishna, who’s known for his gravity defying, unrealistic stunts, is seen lifting a Mahindra Bolero with just one hand.

The Bolero in question weighs at least 1,600 kilograms, and just imagine the kind of superhuman strength required to lift it, with just one hand. But obviously, not everyone get Mr. Mahindra’s wit. The video showing the moviestar lifting the Bolero seems to have been removed from Twitter following the angry outburst.

Here are some reactions from angry fans of moviestar Balakrishna,

And this,

While actor-politician Balakrishna is extremely popular among Telugu movie goers, the Bolero is Mahindra’s rural champ. This MUV has been a best-seller in its segment for over 15 years, and is an automotive legend. It’s available with a 2.5 liter M2DICR turbo diesel engine putting out 63 Bhp-195 Nm on most variants.

A new sub-4 meter model, which was introduced last year, features a smaller, 1.5 liter-3 cylinder turbo diesel engine with 70 Bhp-195 Nm. The Bolero’s prices start from Rs. 7.2 lakhs, and 10 variants are on offer. The rugged MUV comes with seating capacities ranging from 7 to 11, and uses a rugged ladder frame chassis. The Bolero used to be sold with a part-time four wheel drive option but currently is available only with a  rear-wheel drive layout. Tough as nails, the Bolero is bought mainly for its reliability, abuse tolerance and low maintenance costs.