They’ve ruled Bollywood from the time they first appeared on the silver screen. Deepika Padukone’s wave in Om Shanti Om, Preity Zinta’s dimples in Dil Se and Vidya Balan’s girl-next-door look in Parineeta stole a million hearts. What was even better was that all these stars proved they had the acting chops to make it big in the industry with power-packed performances.
Do you, however, remember where and when you first saw these stars? That’s right; these debut performances weren’t their first on-screen offerings. We’ve compiled a list of ad films these brilliant stars did way before their first movies. Prepare to have your mind blown.
1. Deepika Padukone:
Like we said, 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. Take a look at the video below. All we can say is that Deepika was ‘Lovely’ then and even lovelier now.
2. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan:
Much before she was crowned the most beautiful woman in the world, Aishwarya was better known as ‘that-hot-girl’ from ‘that-Pepsi-ad’. The commercial also features THE Aamir Khan and the future-Mahima then-Ritu Chaudhary, but it was Sanju (her name in the ad) who stole the show hands down.
3. Shah Rukh Khan:
Before he became the Baadshah of Bollywood, King Khan appeared in this motor bike ad from the ’90s. And that too in two very different avatars. Looks like this ad was SRK’s way to tell the world, “Hello! I’m here to stay.”