Army HQ pulls up officers for Bollywood ad

By HT

Army Headquarters today pulled upits recruitment centre in Shillong for placing a billboard carrying pictures of Bollywood actresses with defence background to attract youth to join the force.

The advertisement, which had pictures of heroines Gul Panag, Priyanka Chopra, Sushmita Sen, Nupur Mehta and Celina Jaitley, said, "If you want to have beautiful and successful daughters, join Indian Army."

The officers in the recruiting centre had not taken permission for placing the billboard and were pulled up for this act, Army sources said here.

The officers have been warned to be careful in future and have been told that any such repetition would invite serious action, they said.

The issue came to light after people in Shillong started putting the pictures of the advertisement on social networking websites such as Twitter and Facebook.

The parents of all the heroines on the billboard have been in one of the three Services.

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