Madhuri Dixit has been served a legal notice for endorsing Maggi (a product under Uttar Pradesh Food Safety and Drug Administration scanner).
This notice has triggered a debate on the types of product chosen by celebrities to endorse. Brand endorsement or promotion is a sensitive subject in India.
If your favourite celeb is proudly selling products like fairness creams and liquor brand, you most likely end up buying the product coz you love them, worship them and you want to be like them.
At the time when celebrities are jumping on the brand endorsement bandwagon, there are few known people who turned down ads for social values and ethics.
Here's a list of the celebs who thankfully said no to the following products and we are proud of them!
Kangana Ranaut- This Tanu Weds Manu Returns star rejected a huge deal with a leading fairness cream brand worth Rs 2 crore.
Pullela Gopichand- The badminton legend was approached by a Cola giant but he refused it out rightly.
Amitabh Bachchan- Big B said a flat no to a TV commercial related to dowry.
Aamir Khan- He reportedly turned down a luxury car endorsement for which he was offered an exorbitant amount. It is believed that he only wants to work for socially relevant campaigns. Good job!
John Abraham- A fitness freak, John Abraham refused to endorse tobacco and alcohol related products.