Actors who make it big in the Bollywood haven’t necessarily come directly to the industry and made it large. It often takes hell lot of hard work, patience, and perseverance to get there, and on other days, some nicely done advertisements.
Here are some of the most famous celebs who first appeared in commercials and not blockbuster hits!
1. Salman Khan – Limca
This Limca advertisement before ‘Maine Pyaar Kiya’ was where one could spot Bhai
2. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan – Lux
She was in her modelling career when she did this Lux ad.
3. Vidya Balan – Clinic Plus
This vintage ad shows Balan in the 90s.
4. Katrina Kaif – Fevicol
Katrina Kaif was just a model when she starred in this epic Fevicol ad
5. Deepika Padukone – Close Up
Om Shanti Om wasn’t the first time you saw Deepika’s ‘Ajab Si Adayein‘. She flashed her million watts smile and adorable dimples first in a toothpaste commercial.
6. Mahima Choudhary and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan- Pepsi
Yahi hai right choice baby… Aamir Khan starrer pepsi ad had two beautiful ladies with him. And much before Aishwarya got her crown, she became famous as ‘that hot girl in the Pepsi ad’. Take a look…
7. Priyanka Chopra – Dabur Oil
This beautiful woman is unrecognisable in this ad.
8. Preity Zinta – Perk
Before all her fantastic movies and way, way before her IPL stint, the bubbliest girl in Bollywood started off by starring in the chocolate commercial.
9. Shahid Kapoor and Ayesha Takia – Complan
The chocolaty boy and the girl with the beautiful smile were part of this Horlicks ad before robbing people off their hearts in Bollywood.
10. Raj Kumar Hirani – Fevicol
Though not on screen, but this lovely director was part of an ad, long before he gave us our favourite hits.
Well, now we know that beginning small can often lead to greater heights.