Bollywood celebrities carry out the endorsement of various reputed and well-known brands in India. Modeling and endorsements are considered as gateways for making an entry in Bollywood. It is also a great way for celebs to grab public attention if they are not working in movies. Many times Bollywood stars faced criticism for either explicit content or controversial subject of the endorsements.
Check out this list of Bollywood celebs who faced trouble due to controversial endorsements.
Amul Macho was the first ever commercial of Sana Khan. The tagline of this advertisement 'Yeh Toh Bada Toing Hai' raised several eyebrows on the actress. This advertisement got banned soon after the release due to its explicit content.
These supermodels were caught in a big controversy in 1995 due to their bold ad of Tuff shoes. Milind Soman and Madhu Sapre were seen naked hugging each other in the ad. They just wore shoes and had python wrapped around them. Several atrocity cases were filed against the two and they faced severe consequences for some time.
Ranveer Singh is a heartthrob and vivacious actor in the B-town. He is bold enough to talk about sex in public as it is quite evident from the AIB roast show. The actor again made in the limelight for doing Durex ad which was tagged as flamboyant by the audience.
Amitabh Bachchan has a number of decent endorsements in his kitty. The legendary actor had been the brand ambassador of Pepsi for quite a long time. He decided to stop this endorsement out of self-realization. When a little girl asked Big B why he promotes poisonous and unhealthy drink, he was left speechless and made the decision of leaving the ad. His decision was later criticized by PepsiCo officials leading to controversy.
SRK earned ill fame for doing the endorsement of Fair and Handsome ad. He received severe criticism from dark-skinned people. An online campaign named 'Dar and Beautiful' was started in response to this fairness cream ad which was supported by Aamir Khan.
Akshay Kumar walked the ramp for Levi's brand and asked his wife Twinkle Khanna to unzip his denim in public. Customers filed case against Akshay Kumar and denim brand for obscenity.
Kangana Ranaut was seen semi-nude lying on the back of model in Levi's ad. She got slammed for her semi-naked avatar by the audience.
Arbaaz Khan and Malaika Arora Khan met each other for the first time during the shoot of a coffee ad. They fell in love with each other during the shoot of this sensual ad. The tagline of this bold ad 'Real pleasure can't come in an instant' grabbed eyeballs and it got banned soon.
Bipasha Basu and Dino Morea were seen in a lingerie ad together. Dino was seen pulling Bipasha's underwear with his teeth in the ad. This bold advertisement had sensual tagline: 'And you thought your appetite for indulgence could only be whetted by Swiss chocolates.' This ad was not made as per the taste of Indian audience and both the actors faced severe criticism.
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