A few days ago, I had one of those conversations with my daughter’s teacher that parents either dread or love.
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Ranbir Kapoor: India’s hot salesman
If you want anything sold, the man to sell it for you is Ranbir Kapoor. We have not seen him on the big screen for almost a year now, but he has still managed to beat cousin Kareena Kapoor and Sr Amitabh Bachchan to be the top endorser in India.
Tam Adex, the country’s advertising monitoring unit for television, print and radio, placed the Rockstar actor at the top of the charts in terms of celebrity endorsements in the first few months of 2014, with a five per cent ad volume share.
Kareena comes in after with third to fifth positions going to: Amitabh Bachchan, Virat Kohli and Deepika Padukone. Ranbir beat his (alleged) girlfriend, Katrina Kaif this year; she was the top endorser in the same period for 2013 with Shah Rukh Khan at second place.
Well, the one thing that Ranbir can’t top megastar Amitabh Bachchan with is football mania. The self-confessed football fan, was awake till late on the night of the opening of the Fifa World Cup match.
“It’s going to be a late night. It’s the first game Brazil v Croatia. It’s what we have waited for. It’s a given and its going to be a late reporting whether they like it or not, at the shoot tomorrow,” Bachchan wrote on his blog.
He also shared a past World Cup experience with his followers from 1994: the final between Brazil and Italy, when he landed with no tickets and desperately tried to get into the stadium.
“Taking a sudden decision to travel at the drop of a minute and landing up with no tickets, no hotel reservations, walking around and desperately trying to get to find a way of getting into the stadium… And managing to get a few after paying premium money, and watching the great Baggio and Romario and the victory for Brazil,” he said.
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