Celebs who chose their ethics and culture over money by turning down the ads

celebs who turned down the ads on ethical grounds.


Endorsing many brands is not a big thing for celebrities. In fact, it is one of the major sources of their income. They earn a huge chunk of money for advocating a particular brand. However, there are a number of celebrities who choose their ethics over money.

Let’s have a look at the name of celebs who turned down the ads on ethical grounds and said ‘NO’to a top notch brand just because it is not good for the society.

Amitabh Bachchan

celebs who turned down the ads on ethical grounds.


The megastar actor is a blue-eyed actor in Bollywood when it comes to sponsors. Even at this age, he is seen in several different ads. But lately, the superstar actor has stopped endorsing frizzy and caffeinated drinks such as Pepsi. He also doesn’t endorse tobacco and alcohol. He once said, “I don’t endorse tobacco and alcohol because I don’t consume them”.

Virat Kohli

The most loved sportsperson of our age is also very choosy when it comes to endorsements.  Indian Cricket captain said in an interview to the ‘The Hindu’ that he has rejected a multi-crore soft drink endorsement deal simply because he himself doesn’t consume fizzy drinks.

Kangana Ranaut

The Bollywood Queen Kangana Ranaut is known for her explicit and daring statements.  In her bold style, she turned down a top brand fairness product endorsement deal worth Rs 2 crore. She even said, “Women are just stripped off their confidence and self-worth by such creams.

Ranbir Kapoor

The heartthrob of millions, Ranbir Kapoor is another name in the industry who opposed endorsing fairness creams. The actor believes that such products encourage racism.

Akshay Kumar

The ‘Khiladi’ of Bollywood is certainly the most iconic figure when it comes to fitness. He is known for his disciplined lifestyle and decent behaviour.The Khiladi Kumar has refused to tobacco and other such products for his personal convictions. He once said, “I don’t drink or smoke because I’m health conscious. I also never endorse any liquor or tobacco either.”

Sachin Tendulkar

This name doesn’t needs an introduction in India. The God of Cricket is undoubtedly the role model of millions. Keeping the fact in mind, the cricket legend has rejected a huge endorsement deal worth of 20 crores. He is strictly against tobacco and alcohol. That’s why even after such a whopping lure, he flatly said ‘NO’. He is not in favour to promote any such products which have an adverse impact on the people of any age.

Aamir Khan

Hugely acclaimed for his ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’ endorsements, Aamir Khan has a very different image in Bollywood.He is one of the most socially aware person in B-town and advocates for several social campaigns. Mr. Perfectionist has recently refused to endorse a luxury car because it such ads doesn’t go along with his principals. He stated that he only wants to advocate for the ads which are socially relevant.

Sunny leone

The next name in this list is Sunny Leone. The beautiful lady has a beautiful heart too. Like the Khiladi Kumar, shw also turned down a sponsor to promote the tobacco products. She also made sure never to promote such products in future.

Randeep Hooda

Ranbir kapoor is not the only actor in Bollywood who is aganist the fairness creams and such cosmetic products. Well, Randeep Hooda has also rejected fairness cream endorsement just because he doesn’t believe in all this. According to him, being fair is a colonial hangover in our nation.




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