During his speech at IIM-A, the actor, who is also known as Big B, said, "I used to endorse Pepsi earlier but once I went to open a girls school in Jaipur and in one such gathering similar to this one, one of the girls stood up to ask me why I endorsing Pepsi as it contains many negative products."
"I felt that if this is the impression I am giving to a possible buyer then it should not be so, and so I stopped endorsing Pepsi," he added. Here it can be mentioned that Big B was the brand ambassador of the company in 2002 which lasted for eight years.
Amitabh Bachchan was the brand ambassador of Pepsi in 2002
Recently, he also tweeted from micro-blogging site Twitter, "When a li'l girl in Jaipur told me that I've already made 24 crs & the contract is ending, I realized Pepsi is poison NOW."
Big B's tweet and statement in the IIM-A event surfaced at a time when a media report claimed that celebrities endorsing products also liable for misleading advertisements.
A panel -- the Central Consumer Protection Council (CCPC), under the chairmanship of minister K V Thomas, reportedly stated that if the skin whitening cream isn't as phenomenal as advertised or the hair oil not producing a lush mop as promised, you may soon be able to claim compensation not only from the advertisers, but from the celebrities endorsing the product.