The entreprenuer surely would not have imagined how much his ‘harmless’ and ‘witty’ reply to a tweet could go on to create headlines.
Mumbai: Anand Mahindra would surely be surprised to see the hashtag 'BoycottMahindra' trending on Twitter.
A user tweeted to Mahindra how his company’s car was trending in Telugu speaking states, courtesy Tollywood star Nandamuri Balakrishna, who lifts the SUV in a scene from his recent release ‘Jai Simha.’
Mahindra, who is quite active on the microblogging platform considering his frequency of retweets and replies, came up with a ‘witty’ response to it, saying how the service workshops no longer needed ‘hydraulic lifts anymore to do Bolero check-ups!’.
Haha. Now all our service workshops won’t need any hydraulic lifts anymore to do Bolero check-ups!! https://t.co/WiS6hcpT2h— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) January 16, 2018
The response didn’t go down well with the fans of the Tollywood star, who tweeted about selling shares of the company, losing respect for him, calling it a ‘publicity stunt’ and demanding a ban on the company’s vehicles.
Diverting attention to his company's 'useless service', Twitteratti asked him to improve the service centres, give speedier response to grievances and appraisals to employees instead of replying to movie trolls.
He also got slammed for ‘sharing pirated clips’ of the film when it is still running in the theatres.
While it is common for film and sport personalities or even politicians to get trolled regularly, Mahindra proved entrepreneurs are not far behind.