Advertising has always been interconnected with the growth of media and technology. Any new development in programming, leads to more space for ads. And why not, the livelihood and the popularity of each medium is based on the ads. You may love or hate them, but you know how important they are. How else would you know the importance of Axe or how young you can look (and have over-achieving children) by using Santoor. We are going to go back in time a little and look at some vintage print ads starring our favorite celebrities in the prime of their life.
Salman Khan with Double Bull Shirts (Personal favorite is the Daredevil Dynamo)
You know which soap Sharmila Tagore used
And Vinod Khanna
Amitabh Bachchan being Superstar Material (Don’t we know it!)
And giving a dose of the truth (We agree it’s an ad, but just read it and it is still valid today)
Ashok Kumar’s secret to his pearly whites
Glucose D is the secret of Gabbar’s energy
Apart from having Juhi Chawla model for them, the wordplay in this ad is very punny.
Mithun Chakraborty knows what he’s missing.
You know what Rajesh Khanna prefers
Jackie Shroff looking all macho (when does he not?) after using Savage Aftershave!
Don’t they all look very suave and beautiful? And you know it’s for real because Photoshop wasn’t invented back then. What do you think of these ads? Let us know in your comments below. And don’t forget to share these lost-in-time discoveries with your friends.