Amrita Rao reacts to Cristiano Ronaldo's 'Jal Lijiye' meme after footballer's  Coca-Cola snub

A video of Portuguese football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo removing Coca-Cola bottles placed in front of him at a European Championships press conference at Budapest went viral across social media.

In a video that has since gone viral, the 36-year-old Juventus striker picked up a bottle of water instead saying "Agua!" in Portuguese, seemingly urging people to choose water over aerated drinks.

When a Twitter user compared the incident to Bollywood star Amrita Rao's 'Jal lijiye' meme from her 2006 film 'Vivah', the actress reacted.

The user wrote, "Cristiano Ronaldo made the 'Jal lijiye' meme international!"

Rao quote-tweeted it and stated, "Wat'er Are U Saying !!!"

‘Vivah’, romantic drama film which released in 2006, also featured Shahid Kapoor Alok Nath, Anupam Kher, Samir Soni and Seema Biswas. The Sooraj Barjatya directorial revolved around a small-town girl named Poonam (played by Amrita), who meets with an accident hours before her wedding.

Rao, who made her Bollywood debut in 2002, is known for films like 'Ishq Vishk', 'Main Hoon Na' and more.

She was last seen in the 2019 political drama 'Thackeray'.

Meanwhile, the share price of Coca-Cola, one of the official sponsors of Euro 2020, slipped from USD 56.10 to USD 55.22 almost immediately after Ronaldo's gesture.

The market valuation of Coca-Cola went from USD 242 billion to USD 238 billion, a fall of USD 4 billion Reacting to the incident, Coca-Cola in a statement said "everyone is entitled to their drink preferences" with different "tastes and needs".

Ronaldo has spoken about his uneasiness with carbonated drinks earlier as well. In December last year, he had tweeted, "My son has potential, we'll see if he will become a great footballer. Sometimes he drinks Coke and eats crisps and it irritates me."

Reacting to Ronaldo's bottle-snatching, players on the 24 teams have been asked to stop removing strategically placed sponsor drinks from the news conference platforms, UEFA said.

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