Deepika wanted her market price at a time when ad agencies are
opting for models rather than celebrities because they charge much
less. Ad agencies feel that half the celebs are not worth the fees
they charge and there's not much recovery of money. These decisions
are taken based on sales surveys. If after a star endorsement, the
sales go up, the company sticks to their celeb if not, the
celebrity is dropped." Elite Model Management handles Diana's
endorsements while Atul Kasbekar's Bling handles Deepika's.
A source from Bling adds, "Deepika had a two-year contract with Maybelline. The contract expired in Jan 2008 and wasn't renewed, as the amount offered was not commensurate with Deepika's growing brand status.Besides, after her transition from model to actor, it wasn't possible for them to renew the contract. Maybelline in India as brand only uses models as their ambassadors. After OSO, she's a huge celebrity with reputed companies vying for her services." She stresses that the relations between Dippy and the brand continue to be cordial.
Diana Penty says, "It's a dream come true. I'm very happy modelling. I might even go to Paris and New York for two fashion seasons as I did last year."She also harbours acting aspirations, like Deepika. "I haven't planned on getting into films and acting but if something exciting comes up I won't say no." She has modeled for Garnie.