Emami signs up Dhoni, Preity to endorse edible oils

FMCG company Emami today said it has signed up Indian cricket captain M S Dhoni and Bollywood actor Preity Zinta to endorse its to-be-launched brand in the edible oils segment.

"They (Dhoni and Zinta) have been signed up to endorse the brand of edible oils that we will be launching on February 19," Emami Director Aditya Agrawal told PTI.

The celebrities have been signed up for a period of up to three years, he added.

Agrawal, however, declined to share details regarding fees paid to the stars or the brand name of the edible oil range that will be launched by group firm, Emami Biotech Ltd.

Emami's edible oils range will include soya, mustard rice bran, palm and sunflower, he said.

Dhoni and Zinta will join a list of stars that Kolkata- based Emami has signed up in the recent past to endorse its various products. They include Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh, Madhuri Dixit, Kareena Kapoor, Govinda, Sourav Ganguly and south Indian actor Mahesh Babu.

Already Zinta has made an informal kick-off to the campaign by twitting about her shooting with Dhoni: "We are shooting a commercial for Emami ... Healthy and tasty cooking oil its a healthy and tasty oil."

Last year Emami had started work to foray into the edible oils segment with an aim of clocking sales of up to Rs 200 crore by the next fiscal from the branded segment.

Post new comment

E-mail ID will not be published
CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.

EDITORIAL OF THE DAY

  • The government might not get the timing right for its massive share sale plan

    A common thread binding the BJP’s first budget with the last three UPA budgets is the aggressive disinvestments targets set to mop up additional rev

FC NEWSLETTER

Stay informed on our latest news!

INTERVIEWS

GV Nageswara Rao

MD & CEO, IDBI Federal Life

Timothy Moe

Goldman Sachs

Chander Mohan Sethi

CMD, Reckitt Benckiser India

COLUMNIST

Tushar Gandhi

Welfare must be humanitarian not political

We are a very political people. We politicise and corrupt ...

Purnendu Ghosh

How to distinguish a need from a want?

The day when the annual budget is announced is one ...

Shona Adhikari

Decades apart, yet a common ground in fine art

Today’s column is about two artists born many decades apart, ...

INTERVIEWS

William D. Green

Chairman & CEO, Accenture