Anand Mahindra tags SII CEO Adar Poonawalla in a spoof vaccine ad

A parody version of a Valentine’s Day inspired advertisement was showcased on the American late-night talk show hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.

Yesterday, the Chairman of Mahindra Group, Anand Mahindra shared the comical Covid-19 vaccine advertisement video and tagged the Chief Executive Officer of Pune-based Serum Institute of India jokingly pointing out that he needn’t have another advertisement made.


The tweet stated – “Hilarious. ⁦@adarpoonawalla you have a readymade advertising brief. Vaccines are forever…”

The advertisement is hilariously titled  ‘one shot at the perfect gift’ for Valentine’s Day and shows a man proposing to his partner. When the man opens the ring case, instead of a ring, the box contains a vial of the Pfizer vaccine.

Mimicking major diamond ring advertisements, the narrator says, “don’t just be her somebody, be her anti-body,” and then tells the viewers to “inoculate yourself with COVID-19 vaccine.”

The video shared by Anand Mahindra has since been replayed over 110,000 times on Twitter and has 4800+ likes and 500+ retweets.

Anand Mahindra has a reputation for being funny and making comical statements in interviews and on his various social media handles.