Hi I’m Sanjana..Can I get another pepsi? When Aishwarya Rai first appeared on screen in this famous Pepsi commercial in 1993, her beauty drove people crazy overnight and everyone was left with only one question, who is this girl? A year later, in 1994, she won the Miss World title and has never looked back. You can guess the popularity of this ad from the fact that people started naming their daughters Sanjana after this. But do you want to know how a new girl got this ad with Aamir Khan? The story behind this is very interesting.
The ad shows Aamir Khan playing chess and humming alone at his house, when the doorbell rings and Aamir Khan opens the door. There a beautiful girl introduces herself and says she is his new neighbor and asks for a Pepsi. She was none other than Bollywood actress Mahima Chaudhary. To impress her, Aamir comes out of his window in the rain and chases the car with a bottle of Pepsi. He re-enters their house through the window and gives it to a new neighbor. Then enters Sanju i.e. Sanjana, whose wet hair will drive anyone crazy with her beauty. Sanjana i.e. Aishwarya Rai again asks if she can have another Pepsi.
Aishwarya Rai received such an advertisement
Advertising guru Prahlad Kakkar in one of his articles tells how one day two college students came to my office with a huge portfolio of architecture in their hands to show their work to a friend of mine. One of them was my friend’s son and the other was a tall girl with green eyes. Aishwarya Rai looked perfectly normal in bag in hand, hair oiled in braids, kurti, jeans and sandals, but after seeing her for the first time, my assistant came to me and told me that we have found her.
Although she didn’t look like the character I was looking for for a Pepsi commercial, my assistant gave her a little makeover and she passed the screen test. That is how she entered the advertising field. Aishwarya Rai started her career with Aamir Khan but after that Aishwarya never appeared in any movie with Aamir.