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9 Oct

5 times celebs traded class for crass

Actually make that six, with Pierce Brosnan for Pan Bahar on the top of the list. The first thought that comes to mind after seeing this commercial-either Brosnan was REALLY bored, or REALLY broke to agree to this. We all agree that diversity is the key when it comes to an actor’s career, but oh boy, this is not the kind of diversity any of us wants to see. After being our favourite Bond hero, this was just a horrifying shock!

 

 

But, believe it or not, this isn’t the first time a renowned superstar has signed on a bad commercial. Lets take a trip down memory lane and see if you remember any of these priceless campaigns. Oh, and by the way, Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan aren’t on this list because they’re the epitome of bad ads and it’s really no surprise anymore!

Aishwariya Rai for Coca-Cola

This international diva is known for her classy ads for L’Oreal, but this cringe-worthy Coca Cola campaign truly undermines all that glamour she stands for today! Can’t get that squeaky dubbed voice out of my head!

 

Amitabh Bachchan for Dr. Fixit

Wow talk about cheap, Big B! And the sad part is the ad is just a couple of months old; we can’t even justify this one by saying it was a mistake made earlier in his career.

 

Hugh Jackman for Lipton Ice tea

So, this Wolverine hunk breaks out in random dance moves at a hotel after drinking some ice tea… I mean this ad is as bad as any local ones we’ve seen where horrible, totally uncalled for dance moves are used to sell a product. Maybe Jackman wouldn’t mind doing an ad for Pakistan too!

 

Mary J. Blige for Burger King

Hard to believe this singer turned actress is a recipient of nine Grammy Awards right? She’s basically just singing out the ingredients of a chicken wrap…yup that’s all.

 

Leonardo Di Caprio for Orico MasterCard

Oh Jack! Why? Caprio plays some sort of super cop in this series of commercials, who catches bad guys and then proceeds to pay for the damage caused with his MasterCard. Very innovative.

Mariam Tahir

The author is Assistant Editor at Something Haute, plus a fashion student who loves reading, traveling, eating and sleeping but manages to find time in between to write.