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Undekhi: Sony LIV Apologises After Twitterati Slams Them For Making ‘Creepy’ Calls With Mobile Number Starting From ‘140’ As Promotional Strategy



Sony LIV’s web series Undekhi has caused a furore on social media. The thriller that stars Harsh Chhaya, Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Abhishek Chauhan primarily was well-received by the fans when the promo was released. However, its weird publicity and promotional gimmick has angered the Twitterati. For the uninitiated, Mumbai Police had warned against a number starting from 140 stating it was fraudulent. However, after figuring out that it was actually a promotional call by the channel, they were blasted and now Sony Liv has issued apology statement for causing trouble. Mobile Number Starting With 140 is Fake, Don’t Take Calls as You May Lose Money From Bank Accounts, Warn Mumbai Police.

The Twitterati panicked when they received such frequent calls. “If you receive the call, your bank account will become empty,” a policeman can be heard saying in Marathi in one such video. They even complained that the caller claimed that he had witnessed a murder and that he is being chased by some people. This gimmick that Sony thought was ‘thrilling’ in nature, received major backlash for their insensitive way of promoting a thriller. Mumbai Police also slammed the makers. Undekhi Review: Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Surya Sharma Impress in SonyLIV’s Arresting Crime Series.

Mumbai Police’s Tweet:

Sony Liv later issued an apology on Twitter that read, “If you have received a call for our show Undekhi & it has disturbed you we would like to sincerely apologise to you. This was a test activity which has gone out accidentally & our intention was not to cause any kind of discomfort or panic. We sincerely regret any inconvenience.” Check out this tweet and the reactions of the disgusted netizens over this promotional strategy.

Sony LIV’s Tweet:

Panicked Reactions:

Twitter User Shares Recording

Another Twitter User Shares It Calling It Ridiculous

The Ashish R Shukla directed series revolves around the exact plot that the makers were scaring people with. A character spots a murder happening and then gets chased by the powerful people as he is the witness to the scene. Well, that indeed was an unpleasant way of coaxing viewers to watch their content!

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jul 10, 2020 10:50 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website

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Star Wars, Hunger Games, The Big Bang Theory – Brie Larson Reveals 8 Major Projects She Auditioned For But Didn’t Get (Watch Video)



Brie Larson may be a famous actor today known for her performances in films such as Room and Captain Marvel but the actress has been through her share of tough phases and lost out on some really amazing films. Considering the Academy Award-winning actress’ acting talents, it almost seems impossible that Larson may have faced rejections in Hollywood but much to our surprise, it is true. The actress recently started her own YouTube channel and has been posting sme amazing stuff. In her latest video, Brie spoke about failure and rejections as an actor. Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel To Fight Tom Holland’s Spider-man In Upcoming Sequel?

If you have watched certain films and wondered what they would be like had Brie Larson been cast in them, well you’ll be delighted to know, the actress did audition for quite a bit of them. In her latest video, Brie Larson revealed some of the biggest projects that she auditioned for but lost out getting cast in them due to whatever reasons. Not only films, but the actress also reveals a few famous TV series that she auditioned for. Here’s a list of projects that could have starred Brie Larson but unfortunately didn’t! Captain Marvel 2 Hires Nia DaCosta as Director, Ryan Fleck Congratulates.

1. Hunger Games

Hunger Games (Photo Credits: Movie Still)

Hunger Games (Photo Credits: Movie Still)

2. Terminator Genisys

Terminator Genisys

Terminator Genisys (Photo Credits: Twitter)

3. Star Wars

Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker

Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker (Photo Credits: Twitter)

4. The Big Bang Theory

TBBT(Photo Credits: Instagram)

TBBT (Photo Credits: Instagram)

5. Gossip Girl

Gossip Girl

Gossip Girl (Photo Credits: Instagram)

6. Tomorrowland


Tomorrowland (Photo Credits: Twitter)

7. Spy Kid (As a child actor)

Spy Kids(Photo Credits: Twitter)

Spy Kids(Photo Credits: Twitter)

8. Hearts In Atlantis (As a child actor)

Hearts in Atlantis

Hearts in Atlantis (Photo Credits: Twitter)

Check Out Brie Larson’s YouTube Video Here:

We bet you’re surprised to find out how Brie Larson lost out on these amazing roles, knowing that she could have totally killed it. The last time we saw her on Jimmy Fallon’s show playing the lightsabre game was when we hoped to see her in the Star Wars series, wouldn’t she have truly rocked as a Jedi? Well, there’s always another time. It’s amazing how Larson has opened up about these big rejections and showed her fans acting isn’t really an easy job.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Aug 15, 2020 03:06 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website

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