Advertising changed the world’s fortunes as it was invented solely for the purpose of influencing minds for commercial purposes. It did not just fill the pockets of commercial businessmen. For Bollywood, the advertisement medium has always served as an important limb for climbing the ladder of success. Even today, the most influential Bollywood celebrities endorse a lot of high-end products thus representing the brand.
But this trend is nothing new and has been observed since long from the time when Amitabh Bachchan endorsed Bombay Dyeing and Shatrughan Sinha represented Bagpiper. Some of the actors who are superstars today look unrecognizable in their initial days when they got featured on the TVCs for famous products.
Take a look at those ads featuring purely the charisma of the actors alongside memorable jingles, which will take us down through an amazing memory lane.
Liril – Preity ZintaPreity Zinta, with her cute dimples and bubbly charm, instantly gathered a lot of admirers. Check out Preity in this amazing Liril ad while you hum its signature La La La tune.
Closeup – Deepika PadukoneThe initial days of Deepika saw her featuring in various TVCs but this one is our favorite.
Pepsi (Oye Bubbly) – Shah Rukh KhanPepsi has always been famous for featuring a lot of Bollywood superstars. This one shows Shah Rukh Khan as a snake charmer.
Nirma Soap- Sonali BendreWatch this ad for Sonali Bendre and her ethereal looks. No one else could have charmed us more.
Titan – Aishwarya Rai BachchanThe Bachchan bahu looks unrecognizable in this one shot during her modeling days. The green-eyed beauty still hasn’t lost the freshness and continues to fascinate us even today.
Titan – Minissha LambaTitan’s ads are always about relationships and this one featuring a young Minissha Lamba, with its signature Titan track, will definitely bring a smile to your face.
Limca- Sushma Reddy and Niketan MadhokCheck out this amazing ad for Caralisa Monteiro’s soulful singing along with the naughty-sweet couple’s amazing camaraderie on screen.
Josco Jewellers – Priyanka ChopraPriyanka then and Priyanka now! You won’t believe it’s Priyanka Chopra. Check out this jewelry advertisement featuring Priyanka during her modeling days.
Fastrack – Genelia D`Souza with Virat KohliTargeted towards the young crowd, Fastrack made a series of TVCs that featured Genelia D’souza and Virat Kohli at their sensual best. The duo’s chemistry surely raised temperatures.
If you are reminded of similar ads of yesteryear, let us know in the comment below. Also, tell us which one is your favorite from the above list.