Indians have woken up to newspaper and billboard ads of a most peculiar kind and are currently in the throes of a legitimate meltdown. After all, it's not everyday that you see a salt-and-pepper Pierce Brosnan, who played James Bond in several films, endorsing an Indian pan masala.
The actor, who had earlier appeared in Indian suiting brand Reid & Taylor, is seen holding a tin of Pan Bahar pan masala - his new weapon of choice. And obviously people are losing it on Twitter.
Pierce Brosnan is the new brand ambassador for Pan Bahar. Yes, James Bond wala Pierce Brosnan. I have no joke. Nothing to say. Speechless.— Hardik Rajgor (@Hardism) October 6, 2016
There's speculation that this is the fallout of Brexit.
Pierce Brosnan endorsing Pan Masala. Yeh kaise din aagaye hai! pic.twitter.com/vx6T1uqcdf— All India Bakchod (@AllIndiaBakchod) October 7, 2016
"I believe you hold the famous 'License To Kill' in your possession, Mr. Bond?"— Akshar (@AksharPathak) October 7, 2016
*takes out Pan Bahar from his pocket*
*130,000 people die*
Ajay Devgun as the new James Bond goes to a bar in Soho and barks - one Pan Bahar, shaken not stirred.— Ray Stings (@Purba_Ray) October 7, 2016
Pretty sure Pierce Brosnan was fooled into endorsing Pan Bahar by saying that it was some exotic Himalayan Indian herb. pic.twitter.com/nijiLsOvEc— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) October 7, 2016
The revenge has begun!— Rajesh Kalra (@rajeshkalra) October 7, 2016
U 'Goras' got us addicted to chai, now take this!
Starting with James Bond :)) pic.twitter.com/dLIdnajWol
Pierce Brosnan selling pan on the front page of the Times of India.— Iain Marlow (@iainmarlow) October 7, 2016
The Asian Century is upon us. pic.twitter.com/Kj5nsLdkqj
Pierce Brosnan_ Pan Bahar— Lazy Cat (@DenNehaS) October 7, 2016
Pic1- when you want to kill others.
Pic2- when you want to kill yourself. 😛 pic.twitter.com/V0C2hKN3HT
After reading this morning - Pierce Brosnan endorse Pan Bahar my advise eat this junk, 'die another day' soon! pic.twitter.com/WRreOkmTnm— Tehseen Poonawalla (@tehseenp) October 7, 2016
*Chewing Pan Bahar*— Viral Vyas (@vir1502) October 7, 2016
My Name is Baand
James Baand https://t.co/u3xz0EyW9C
Looks like Pierce Brosanan's bure dins are here 🤗 pic.twitter.com/ahr2aR5eZR— Ray Stings (@Purba_Ray) October 7, 2016
Breaking News : Pierce Brosnan to come in a new movie 'The Adventures of Peter Paan and Captain Thook'.— Sahil Shah (@SahilBulla) October 7, 2016