Snippets: Ranbir Kapoor sings for sex workers

A scene in Ranbir's upcoming film "Rockstar" shows him playing the guitar and singing for sex workers and director Imtiaz Ali wanted to shoot it in a real location rather than creating sets, so the director decided to shoot it in Grant Road here.

On the day of the shoot, the women were excited at the prospect of meeting Ranbir but were even more nervous about the shoot. To help them feel comfortable, both Ranbir and Imtiaz had a friendly talk with them.

"They (the sex workers) were very shy initially. They were reluctant about coming in front of the camera... but Imtiaz and Ranbir spent some time talking to them and created a comfortable environment after which we commenced shooting," said a source.

The actor, who had taken extensive guitar lessons to prepare for his role, actually played it live and sang the verses himself, leaving them captivated.

"Once the shoot was over, some of them even took pictures with Ranbir and requested for autographs; and Ranbir happily obliged. They wished Ranbir and Imtiaz good luck for the film's success," the source added.

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Anil, Sonam to endorse real estate firm
The father-daughter duo of Anil Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor have been roped in as the brand ambassadors of EMGEE Group's real estate projects.

Anil said the brand's central philosophy of encompassing passion, integrity "form the pillar of my family too and thus my daughter Sonam and I are delighted to partner in their progress."

After being in the industry for over four decades, EMGEE Group is now expanding its luxury projects across Spain and Eastern Europe.

"We strive to offer unrivalled lifestyle living at exotic locations in India and Europe. Anil and Sonam Kapoor are a perfect fit as brand ambassadors as they epitomize family values," said Mudhit Gupta, founder and CMD of EMGEE Group.Both Sonam and Anil have previously endorsed pen brand Mont Blanc.

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