Bollywood celebs have come a long way. In one of our post we discussed how some of the celebs even scrubbed floors or worked as fruit seller. But there were those who took the modeling route. This route was arduous and as rugged as being a spotboy. However, these celebs finally made it to the pinnacle and have been there ever since. No route is easy, there is a strenuous journey awaiting you if you wish to make it to the top. ‘You got the zeal and enthusiasm to soar then open your wings and soar high. Aim for the sky. These celebs did exactly that. They may have turned pricey post all the fame and glory kissing their feet but they once upon a time did possess the never say never attitude. And it is, perhaps, this attitude that has helped them come so far. These ads we shall feature come from an era when we didn’t know them as the stars/superstars that they are now. We thought of them as mere models. And this post will remind you just that.
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Deepika Padukone has had a successful career as a model but we got to see her on television with this advertisement. She became the Om Shanti Om girl much later in her life. In this ad she retains a teenager’s aura, fresh out of college. FYI, this ad was a sequel to the famous “Kya Aap close-up karte hain” ad.
We didn’t know there was a bike called as “Puch” (pronounced as Puk) before we came across this ad. This commercial stars the Badshah Khan of Bollywood and although the look is not as similar to the young chap from Fuji, it sure isn’t after he gained fame.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has spelt out her life’s story in many conferences, interviews and chat shows. She was studying to be an architect but gave up her dreams to pursue a career in modeling. If facts be told, she was asked to model by one of her professors. And this is what she did even before she became a reigning beauty queen…
Ladies deftly answer that Salman Khan’s first film was Biwi Ho To Aisi but no one really knows that the superstar star starred in a commercial before he went on to become “prem ratan” of our hearts.
Shahid Kapoor is a star kid who has been in ads even before he became a celebrity. He came in two commercials and an album before he became the Best Actor of the tinsel town. The story about this ad is that Shahid had tagged along with a friend who would be auditioning for this ad. But luck favored Shahid and this chocolate boy became Pepsi boy quiet soon. Trivia? He also starred in a film called “Dil Maange More” alongside his first co-star Ayesha Takia. Check out these ads.
Vidya Balan became the girl-next-door with her stint in films like Parineeta, Lage Raho. But if we stress and reflect on her beginnings, she started in ads, an album with Palash Sen and also did an episode or two in Balaji Telefilm’s famous sitcom Hum Paanch.
Pretty Preity was the Perk-y chick in her initial days. She may have moved on to different brands after she reveled in all the fame before her heydays.
Priyanka Chopra, before all those silicon and plastic surgeries was the hair oil girl. Stunned? We were too. This was immediately after her Miss World victory.
Munna Bhai MBBS, Lage Raho Munnabhai, 3 Idiots, PK all came from one director, editor, writer and producer- Rajkumar Hirani. But before he became a renowned auteur of Bollywood, he tried selling adhesive.