Aamir Khan is on a high after the super success of his latest release, ‘3 Idiots’. He has bagged in the endorsement deal for a new telecom entrant, UAE’s Etisalat, for whopping Rs 30-35 crores for three years. With this, Aamir becomes the first and the only Indian actor to have been paid such big amount for a brand promotion. The deal had been on for long but it was only recently that the entire plan was finalised.
It may be mentioned here that Aamir’s hardcore competitor, SRK, charges in the range of Rs 6 to 8 crores per advertisement. However, Aamir’s pay stands far behind the figures of the billion-dollar life-time endorsement that golf legend Tiger Woods signed, and the $70 million deal that Russian tennis sensation Maria Sharapova bagged early this month from Nike for eight years.
Aamir is already the brand ambassador of several brands like Parle, Coca-Cola, Tata Sky and Samsung.