When Amitabh Bachchan stopped doing further commercials for Pepsi became a huge news! The actor was apparently inspired by an IIM student for taking up this bold yet healthy step! Amitabh was at a session at IIM Ahmedabad and was stumped over by the logic of a student who was present there as she asked him why he wants to promote the soft drink company which her teacher branded as ‘Poison’.
He said that the girl’s statement made him think about it seriously and that’s how he quit doing advertisements for them. But the Pepsi company says that Senior Bachchan’s contract with them came to a natural end after 8 year time period. Company claims that they didn’t extend the contract with Bachchan.
What is Pepsi Co trying to say here? that Amitabh Bachchan is lying? We think, there is no reason for the star of his stature to lie and earning advertising contracts must be of last priority for Big B considering his stature. But Pepsico maintains that they are astonished by such a statement from their current brand ambassador who will be soon finishing his term with them.
Sources close to Pepsico revealed that Senior Bachchan is a living legend and that the employees of the firm are saddened by the remarks Mr.Bachchan made. It is reported that Amitabh had a 8 year contract with the company which has been paying him 3 crores per year to the actor. In 1998, he started the contract with endorsing Mirinda Lemon and from 2002 to 2005, his brand image is used for Pepsi cola.