According to reports, Kareena Kapoor has signed a whopping deal with a lemonade brand, giving her arch-rival Katrina Kaif (who endorses a mango drink) a run for her money.
Bebo, who was the face of another popular cola company, lost no time after her current contract expired and grabbed another endorsement deal from a rival brand for apparently Rs 5 crore.
A source said, “Kareena now has 16 brands in her kitty including the latest one, easily making her the most sought-after face in the ad space amongst the actresses. 2011 was the year of big money for Kareena, thanks to her back-to-back hits.”
Ever since she signed onto to Madhur Bhandarkar’s Heroine, her fat pay cheques have been grabbing headlines. She was apparently paid almost Rs 8 crore for the film, the highest for any actress in the Indian film industry ever.
Clearly that has reflected on her choice of brands and the money she is charging for them as well. The source added, “Though Bebo has a lot of film commitments, she makes sure she gives enough time to her brands and hence charges as much.”
Kareena was also spotted shooting for her very first commercial with the brand a few days ago at a studio in Mumbai. The source said, “Both Katrina and Asin who endorse soft drinks have had ads that have gained a lot of popularity. So, Kareena and her team were insistent that the commercial must be catchy and entertaining.”
All Kareena had to say is: “I am not allowed to talk money.”