Where can you see Rubina Ali from 'Slumdog Millionaire', Arjun Rampal, and Nicole Kidman in one place? A French commercial for Schweppes of course! It's not unusual to see some of the hottest actors in both Hollywood and Bollywood doing commercials for different brands all over the world. But this one was a little strange for us and we're sure that Nicole Kidman didn't want it to come out. More than likely the makers of 'Slumdog Millionaire' didn't want the news coming out either.
The commercial consists of Nicole Kidman dancing around, dressed like an Indian princess. Rubina Ali's character is seen smiling at the actress and then touching her face. Pretty weird, but it gets stranger. Nicole Kidman then makes her way to Arjun Rampal-unzipping her dress on the way. She saunters past him, closes the doors to her room, and takes a drink of Schweppes saying 'What did you expect?'.
Surprisingly this minute long commercial was directed by filmmaker Shekhar Kapur and produced by Ridley Scott. Another shock is that Rubina Ali was paid more money for the ad than she was for doing 'Slumdog Millionaire'. Her father Rafiq Ali told sources that "We are very proud of her and hope she continues to become a big star. Maybe then we will be able to live in a proper house", he also added that "The money she's receiving for doing this ad is more than the total she got for 'Slumdog'".
We wonder how the folks responsible for 'Slumdog Millionaire' feel about this little tidbit of information being leaked. We told you in the past that the child stars didn't get as much as most people would have assumed they would've been compensated. Now we want to know what you think about Rabina Ali getting paid more for a commercial than for an entire film. Leave us your thoughts on this?