Movies, ads and more: Ranveer packs it all in (Movie Snippets)

Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) Super busy Ranveer Singh is having to pack in his brand commitments, preparation for “Befikre” and a performance at an awards gala all in a day!

Given the success of “Bajirao Mastani”, Ranveer has soared to new heights, and his incredible popularity with Indian youth has ensured he becomes a favourite of a string of brands in the country. With his kitty of endorsements packed, and a performance slated at the glitzy Times of India Film Awards in Dubai on Friday, 24 hours don’t quite cover the demands on his time.

But Ranveer is working at a breakneck speed to complete all his work commitments, even as he is caught in the midst of preps for Aditya Chopra’s “Befikre”.

A source from the set of an ad, said: “We are actually stunned by just how much Ranveer can do. For this new ad that he has signed up, he shot for 16 hours straight without a break. With TOIFA rehearsals and the film’s prep keeping him busy, he wanted to ensure that the ad looked and felt great. So he stretched himself for 16 whole hours.”

At TOIFA, the ever-energetic actor will be paying a tribute to megastar Amitabh Bachchan by dancing on his career-defining songs.

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Grand-daughter’s Twitter account fake: Big B

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has warned his Twitter followers that his grand-daughter Navya Naveli Nanda’s account on the micro-blogging website is “fake”.

“Alarm: My grand-daughter Navya Nanda is not on Twitter. That account is fake! I responded to it by mistake. Be warned,” Amitabh tweeted on Friday.

Navya Naveli is the daughter of Amitabh’s daughter Shweta Nanda, who also has a son named Agastya.

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Priyanka’s ‘The Jungle Book’ diaries

Actress Priyanka Chopra, who is among the Indian stars who will lend voice to characters of Hollywood film “The Jungle Book” for its Hindi dubbed version, says the fictional tale was one of the favourite parts of her childhood.

“The Jungle Book was one of the favourite parts of my childhood and now I get to be in it as the voice of Kaa! Wooopiee,” Priyanka posted on Twitter.

Priyanka launched the Hindi version of character Kaa in “The Jungle Book”, with a special video clip. Her playful and sultry voice will match Scarlett Johansson’s sensual rendition of Kaa in the English movie, which is releasing in India on April 8.

Disney India has roped in Irrfan Khan, Nana Patekar, Shefali Shah and Om Puri too to voice characters for the Hindi version of the film, which features Indian-American actor Neel Sethi as Mowgli.

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