David Beckham can hardly have imagined that when he shot an intimate video with his wife, Victoria, the footage would be unscrupulously dubbed into Chinese as part of a mainland advertisement for an aphrodisiac. The advert, also featuring fabricated interviews with actors Keanu Reeves and Sean Connery, has been widely circulated on the internet, with netizens poking fun at the celebrities who inadvertently claimed they were dependent on the Chinese-made aphrodisiac capsules. A sales manager from the product's Beijing-based manufacturer said authorities approved the advert and that they had received warm feedback after it was broadcast in dozens of mainland cities, including two in Guangdong. In the video, with Victoria wrapped in his arms, the English soccer star is seen praising the product in fluent Putonghua, gushing that his performance on the field has greatly benefited and that the product is his secret to 'satisfying Victoria in bed'. Reeves and Connery say the product is a great surprise to both them and their partners. Sporting moments and intimate scenes captured from their films are used to demonstrate the product's effectiveness. In a clearly fabricated interview, Connery is dubbed into Chinese, saying: 'Barbara told me that I was still the 25-year-old James Bond after taking the product ... and I have recommended it to all my aged friends.' Legal experts said illegal advertisements using unauthorised footage of foreign stars might increase after the mainland formally banned actors and celebrities from endorsing any medical or health-care products this week to avoid misleading the public on health issues. 'Foreign celebrities are less likely to take time and costly legal action against illegal advertisements on the mainland. Even if they won a lawsuit, tort liability for such offenders is much lighter than in other parts of the world,' a mainland lawyer said after watching the video. He said many unscrupulous firms would continue to take advantage of the loophole if the authorities did not change their attitude towards fake advertisements. In 2007, Brazilian soccer star Ronaldinho vowed to sue a mainland throat lozenge manufacturer that illegally used his image in an advertisement for four years. Ronaldinho was seen giggling and holding up the product in the advert, which was shown by major broadcasters on the mainland.