Not too long ago, Bebo slashed her fee for endorsing a green tea product and now her hubby has followed his Begum. Read on to know why…
Saif Ali Khan who usually charges Rs 4.5 crore per endorsement has apparently cut down his fee to Rs 1.5 crore for a deo brand. Now that’s a big pay cut, hai na? Unlike his wifey Kareena Kapoor Khan, Saifu has quite a few films on his plate and doesn’t really need to slash his fee. But the talented actor-producer has and the question is – why? We hear recently Khan lost out on several ad deals and therefore decided to charge less than what he does otherwise. While talking to a tabloid, a source said, “The brand is relatively new in India. They were looking out for a known face as it is important for them to create a buzz. So they approached some Bollywood actors and Saif was one of them. After a couple meetings with him, they have now decided to take him on board. He too has given them a nod.”
Since this brand is new in the market, Saif was asked to slash down his fee and he did without thinking twice. “Saif usually charges Rs 4.5 crore but since he doesn’t have too many ad deals in his hand right now, he agreed to slash his fees. He will apparently charge Rs 1.5 crore for this brand association,” added the source
But a source close to Saif has a different story to present and told the tabloid, “He is a known face and he keeps getting lot of offers for commercials, but he is picky about what he takes on. Often he chooses a brand depending on his availability.”
Well, we heard the same thing when Kareena revised her remuneration. Looks like both miyaan-biwi are no longer in demand at least in the AD world wethinks!