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Aishwarya, Abhishek Bachchan make whopping Rs 30 crores from advert

Bollywood stars are known to rake in big moolah from their various endorsement projects. And when both spouses come on board to lend their names to a brand, it’s a double bonanza all the way. Sources say that a kitchenware brand that recently shot with Aiswharya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan paid the glitzy couple a mind-numbing Rs 30 crore.

Says a source, “Aishwarya already commands a high fee when it comes to signing advertisement deals. With both she and Abhishek agreeing to become the face of the brand, it was but natural that the remuneration for the couple also had to be big.” An insider from the brand says, “Apart from the Bachchans, two other tinsel town couples were also in the race. But Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor and Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna lost out to the power couple.”

Here’s a look at some other celebrity couples who featured in advertisements together

Shah Rukh-Gauri Khan
The couple has been married for over two decades but had not signed an ad together until a furnishing brand approached them with a deal said to be pegged at a whopping Rs 18 crore. It’s been two years that the Khans have had their names associated with the brand.

Saif Ali Khan-Kareena Kapoor
Ever since Saif and Kareena made their romance public, they were in the eye of a media blitzkrieg. The couple have done a mobile phone ad and then there was the shampoo brand that allegedly paid them Rs 10 crore.

John Abraham-Bipasha Basu
Even after parting ways with each other, John and Bipasha came face-to-face for a professional commitment and shot for a commercial together for a skincare company, which apparently paid them Rs 4 crore each.

Kajol-Ajay Devgn
Kajol and Ajay have been endorsing a home appliance brand for more than two years. It has been their only outing in the ad world and the couple were said to have been paid Rs 7.5 crore.

Amitabh Bachchan-Jaya Bachchan
Now who wouldn’t want to see the evergreen couple in a mushy ad together? The ad featuring Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan received a warm welcome and the veterans apparently received an amount of Rs 10 crore for the jewellery ad.

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