Salman, Sohail, Govinda, Suniel, Ranbir to play charity football match
Our stars now seem to be keen to take over the sports world. Many actors seem to be taking a keen interest in sports. It first started with filmmakers portraying sports themes in their films. Now however the sports interest seems to have widened, actors are lending their star appeal to the world of sports. Recently this was evident when Shahrukh and Preity bid and won cricket teams for the IPL. Now the new buzz on our stars and sports is that Salman, Sohail, Govinda, Suniel Shetty, Kunal Kapoor, Zayed, Dino, Ranbir Kapoor and Shreyas will soon be playing a football match for charity on March 4.
Salman Khan's foundation has formed a joint association with The Abhijit Kadam Memorial Football Cup and together they have organised a charity football match. With Salman's name associated, naturally the list of celebrities will also increase and many stars have agreed to play the charity football match in Pune against their team which will comprise of Pune SP Vishwas Patil, Commissioner of sugar Anil Diggikar, Dr. Amit Bhosle etc. The money collected from the charity football match will go to Aids and cancer affected children. The captain of our celebrity football team will be Sohail Khan while the captain of the Pune team is Vishwajit Kadam, a prominent personality. However that is not all, the main attraction of the charity football match will be bollywood badshsh, Shahrukh Khan who will inaugurate the event on 28th March. Vishwajit Kadam who is also the managing trustee of the football association was extremely happy to have SRK inaugurate the event and said "We approached Shahrukh knowing his interest in the sport. He called me back at 3 am to accept the invitation. It was very sweet of him." SRK is an avid football fan and during his college days he has even captained his football team. His son Aryan too is currently an avid player and fan of the sport.
The Abhijit Kadam Memorial Football Cup is held in the loving memory of Abhijeet, Vishwajit Kadam's brother who died in a car crash and was a passionate football player. The association also helps to groom upcoming football players in Maharashtra. The celebrities at the event will also draw the attention of the masses to the game. Vishwajit also said "There is so much interest in the game, but we need celebrities to support it." Salman and the rest of the stars were more than happy to be a part of the event as it would not only encourage the sport but also because it was for a charitable cause. The organisers hope to raise around Rs.12 lakhs for charity.