Revealed:Why Amitabh Bachchan stopped endorsing Pepsi,called it Poison

Amitabh Bachchan
Mumbai, Feb 5: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan finally revealed the reason(s) why he had stopped endorsing the soft drink company Pepsi. The star also compared the soft drink with 'poison'.

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.

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