Bollywood stars have a huge fan following and they are idolized by their fans as much as they become their role models. Hence these celebs are burdened with social responsibilities. There has been lot of talks about how much the Bollywood stars earn from their films and endorsements. Big brands make renowned Bollywood celebs the face of their products to increase their share in the market place. The stars then charge heftily for these brand endorsements and it is a handsome source of income for them.
Yet for some Bollywood stars brand endorsements in not just the crazy amount of money and they have willing turned down lucrative offers for morality. These celebrity actors/ actresses choose their endorsements responsibly and prefer staying away from the mindless race of money. Take a look at these 6 Bollywood Stars who chose morals over money-spinning endorsements.
1. Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan is the face of Hindi cinema and he is worshipped by his fans. Senior Bachchan refused to feature in an advertisement of a product when he realised it was portrayed as a dowry item. He also reportedly broke a contract with the caffeinated fizzy drink realising it to be unhealthy. Since then Mr. Bachchan has been careful in choosing his endorsements.
2. Aamir Khan
The Mr. Perfectionist of Bollywood prefers to use his stardom to prmotoe products only related to social issues. Aamir Khan readily turned down a lucrative offer to endorse a luxury car brand and we can’t stop admiring him.
3. Kareena Kapoor Khan
Kareena is endorsing a wide range of products right from cosmetics and jewelry to mobile phones. When Kareena chose to turn vegetarian and was even voted as the Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity in the year 2008, she willingly refused to promote a chicken brand.
4. Kangana Ranaut
Kangana has been quite vocal when it comes to choosing her films and endorsements. The actress firmly declined an offer of IR 2 crore to promote a fairness cream brand because she felt that such discriminations are worthless. She further criticized other Bollywood celebs who endorse such products.
5. Abhishek Bachchan
Abhishek Bachchan brand endorsements are less comparatively to his famous father and wife. Yet, the he proved to be a real star when he turned down an offer to promote alcohol because he himself is a teetotaller. Abhishek could have easily made INR 10 crore with this deal but he preferred not to negatively influence his fans.
6. John Abraham
John Abraham is a fitness freak and prefers to stay away from unhealthy products. An honest actor that he is, John does not believe in endorsing products he does not use himself. The actor therefore put down an offer to endorse alcohol and tobacco related products.
These Bollywood celebs prove that they are stars in the real life as well. They prefer not to use their stardom to mislead fans even at the cost of revenue loss for them. I can’t stop admiring these 6 Bollywood celebrities, what about you!