Salman, Sohail, Arbaaz, John, Bipasha, Esha at GIFA 2007 in Kuala Lumpur
The GIFA event began with biggies from bollywood like Salman Khan and John Abraham coming to Kuala Lumpur for the premiere screening of their film ‘Baabul’ . Both Salman and John were greeted with excited cheers from their fans and even the local crowd out there gathered to catch a glimpse of the stars. The premiere was screened at the Petronas Tower and the stars walked along the red carpet to the auditorium. Bipasha Basu and Esha Deol too were present at the event.
For Salman Khan it was nothing short of a family get together as both his brothers Arbaaz and Sohail attended the GIFA event as well as girlfriend Katrina. Producer Sanjay Gupta screened the promos of his two new films Woodstock Villa and Shootout At Lokhandwala and some of the cast members, Suniel Shetty, Arbaaz Khan, Rohit Roy, Sikander Kher and Neha Uberoi from the films were also present. There was also a fashion show by Provogue which was to introduce brand ambassadors Esha Deol and Upen Patel. At the fashion show, Suniel Shetty sashayed down the ramp and brothers Salman, Sohail and Arbaaz walked the ramp together.
A football match was also held at the Bukit Zalil Stadium in Kuala Lumpur as part of the GIFA function. The match had our bollywood team up against the team of Malaysian Ministers. The bollywood team consisted of Salman, Sohail, Arbaaz, Rohit Roy, Arjun Rampal etc while Katrina Kaif cheered the team from the sidelines. Salman Khan scored a goal and later Arjun Rampal scored another goal, however the match was declared a draw of 2-2 between the two teams. Unfortunately though Arjun was injured a bit during the match. However Arjun says “it was fun playing in Kuala Lumpur and I am happy that the match was a draw. As for my injury, it is nothing serious and will hopefully heal soon.” The GIFA, a three day event was definitely star studded and there was a huge turnout for all the events due to the presence of bollywood stars.