Ranbir Kapoor awards Rs.500,000 to Pepsi campaign winner
IANS [ Sun, Apr 25, 2010 ]
- Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor awarded Maria Islam with Rs.500,000 for giving the most catchy closing line for Pepsi's ad campaign -- The Game.
"I am very, very happy on winning the prize from Pepsi and doubly for getting it from the youth icon Ranbir Kapoor. This is an unbelievable experience," said Maria receiving the gift check from the actor Sunday.
There were around 1.2 lakh people who cleared the three levels of the game and came close to Rs.500,000, but Maria piped the rest for the top prize giving the line "Loser Game Master...you gotta think faster...Aur bhi koi chunauti hai to le aao, par tab tak kehte raho...Youngistan ka wow!!!"
Ranbir said: "It was a very new and engaging concept for television. There were five parts and three levels, Maria hurdled every step successfully. I was lucky to be the part of the trendsetting thing that they started."
Pepsi continued the ad-campaign through IPL season 3 and hence they planned to declare the winner on the final day of the cricket extravaganza.
Asked which team he supports in the final, Ranbir said, "I think Mumbai Indians will take the cup. I will support Mumbai Indians."