Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan [Varinder Chawla]Varinder Chawla

"Dhoom 3" actress Katrina Kaif has become the new brand ambassador of cosmetic group L'Oreal Paris, joining fellow Bollywood actresses including Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Sonam Kapoor in the league.

The 30-year-old actress will endorse the cosmetic brand which Aishwarya and Sonam has been endorsing for years now. Katrina will reportedly endorse a new shampoo and make-up product, DNA reported.

While Sonam is said to be excited with the newest member, former Miss World Aishwarya Rai is understood to be not happy with the addition.

"Now Katrina Kaif joins the ranks. While there were reports of ARB not being happy when the younger actress was brought on board, Sonam is thrilled with the entry of Kat into the brand," reports DNA

Aishwarya Rai has been endorsing the brand for more than 12 years now. She has been walking the Cannes Film Festival red carpet as the face of L'Oreal Paris. In 2009, Aishwarya allegedly made a big fuss when Sonam was signed as the brand ambassador. It was reported that Aishwarya stopped Sonam from walking the Cannes International Film Festival red carpet in 2009.

The brand managers of the cosmetic group have informed all its ambassadors, including Aishwarya, Sonam and Freida Pinto, about the latest development. But it was only Sonam who spoke to Katrina.

"The international beauty brand wants to introduce an affordable line of hair and cosmetic products. When Sonam was asked for her preferences for the new addition, she suggested Kat's name. Unlike most contemporaries, Sonam has always been very fond of the senior actress, even though they have not worked together. Kapoor finds her senior dignified and admires her for how she conducts herself professionally and personally. She feels that Katrina has made it on her own and respects her for that," a source told DNA.