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The things stars do for money!

Last updated on: October 27, 2009 16:03 IST

The things stars do for money!

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Shining brightly in front of our TV screens in their flawless skins, stars come out to sell dreams, shampoo and biscuits. So far, so harmless?

 

But, evidently, even the mighty can fall. There are times when, in the bid to earn some quick bucks, the biggest of stars deign to make a complete fool of themselves in silly commercials.

 

Here's a look at some superstars at their inane best.

 

Amitabh Bachchan, Navratan Tel

 

If selling chocolates and chavanprash wasn't enough, Big B jumps up and down, to and fro in a frilly red folk dancer costume dishing out his most OTT expressions ever trying to convince us the said hair oil will rid one of a tensions and headaches. Ironic, isn't it?


Image: A scene from Navratan Tel ad

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Shah Rukh Khan, Lux Beauty Soap

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If you thought Lux commercials are all about Bollywood's sultry ladies floating sensually in bubble baths, think again.

Shah Rukh Khan takes the metrosexual man to another level flaunting his bath tub sexiness as the male face of Lux, rose petals and all. King Khan indeed.


Image: Shah Rukh Khan

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Shah Rukh Khan and John Abraham, Fair and Handsome and Garnier Light

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In a complexion discriminating society, the last thing you need is celebrities endorsing in fairness/lightening creams.

But Shah Rukh Khan and John Abraham do just that in these tacky commercials. How about promoting Protinex instead, tough guys?


Image: Shah Rukh Khan and John Abraham

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Bipasha Basu-Fa Men Extreme Deo

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Misleading, silly and corny, one would not expect the Bipasha Basu to waste her star power on an advertisement as dumb as this one.


Image: Bipasha Basu

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Abhishek Bachchan, Motorola

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The star of Guru breaks into an impromptu jig to the beats of Tamil chartbuster Appadi Podu, thanks to his vibrating Motorola every two seconds.

And while the ad is inarguably balmy and suggests the phone more of a nuisance than a technological need, Bachchan Jr is seriously droll.


Image: Abhishek Bachchan

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Karisma Kapoor, Shakti Bhog Besan/Atta/Chawal

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Do you really think blue-eyed Lolo knows anything about grocery? So you can imagine how ridiculous she looks trying to convince us the merits of Shakti Bhog atta-chawal and what not.


Image: Karisma Kapoor

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