Seems like a war of sorts has broken out between actresses Deepika Padukone, Sonam Kapoor and newbie Nargis Fakhri, ever since sources close to the newcomer claimed that she has replaced Deepika and Sonam to endorse a few brands.
The brand war has now become a hotbed with sources saying that Nargis is pitched as an alternative to Deepika and Sonam, since she won’t charge as much as them.
Sources close to both the actresses said that most of the brands that have approached Nargis were already rejected by Sonam and Deepika. With several allegations and denials flying in between, it seems that the brand war between the trio is getting nastier by the day.
“I know it for a fact that Sonam has said a ‘no’ to the brand and after that they approached Nargis. There was a disagreement regarding the money that was beingpaid and Sonam didn’t want to work that cheap. You may ask Deepika about it also because I know that Deepika was approached too,” says a source close to Sonam.
So, is Nargis the cheaper alternative of heroines in the under-30 bracket? “I don’t know about that, but I can tell you that there are not too many heroines in the under-30 bracket and most of their hands are full with endorsements. Also, they have a market rate and will never agree to an amount lesser than that. Deepika was approached and it didn’t work out with her. We don’t know about the reasons for it,” another source says.
Nargis has steadily remained out of spotlight and has made herself ‘unavailable’ while building up the speculation around her. She was rumoured to be co-star Ranbir Kapoor’s girlfriend too, but she chose not to clarify it. In fact, according to sources, she waited and let the hype build up around them.
“When she came in, there was a lot of hype, so we are only trying to keep that up. And yes, she is being pitched as an affordable alternative to Deepika and Sonam,” the source adds.