Actress Nargis Fakhri is not only rumoured to be a former bueau of co-star Ranbir Kapoor, but she is now hurting the exes of Ranbir at the right places.
According to sources, Nargis is being pitched as a ‘replacement’ to actresses Deepika Padukone and Sonam Kapoor, who were rumoured to be dating Ranbir as well.
In the endorsement world, Nargis has again created a controversy when she apparently ousted Deepika and Sonam from an endorsement, according to sources. According to her publicists, Nargis signed a deal worth nine crores with three companies.
“The actor has signed up for a motor car brand, a hair-care brand and an apparel company. Now, this has sparked off a brand war between heroines after it has come to light that she has already bagged three major brands endorsements days before her first film released,” say sources. According to sources, Nargis has replaced Deepika and Sonam at the last minute amidst furious negotiations. Her publicists also conformed the deals.
“It is true that Deepika was being considered for one of the brands and for the other brand they had Sonam in mind. But in the end, we decided to go with her because there is intense speculation about her and she is also easily available,” says a source.
The brand war that Nargis has started has already created a flutter in the endorsement world where an actor’s worth is dependant on the number of brands they endorse. “Nargis wants to get into the league of Deepika and Sonam and she is being pitched that way too. She has already started to bite into their earnings,” the source adds.
An official announcement of the same is expected soon.