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RANBIR KAPOOR, VIRAT KOHLI TO FACE OFF IN A CHARITY FOOTBALL MATCH

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To witness the fusion of cricket and Bollywood—our two biggest loves—is perhaps one of the greatest things to watch for us Indians. Now, once again we have Bollywood stars and Cricketers coming together for charity. But it’s not the conventional route they usually take; stars are going to be facing off each other in football matches instead of the traditional cricket matches.

The All Stars Football Club (ASFC), with Abhishek Bachchan at the forefront, will clash with Virat Kohli-led All Heart Football Club (AHFC), a property of the Virat Kohli Foundation, on October 15 in Mumbai.

Bunty Walia, from GS Worldwide Entertainment, owner of the ASFC, says, “The aim is to raise funds for various charities. One of the causes we are supporting this year is the women’s self-defence centre that’s being backed by Akshay Kumar and Aaditya Thackeray. Parts of the proceeds will go towards the state-of-the-art gym at Andheri Sports Complex.”

AHFC owner Bunty Sajdeh of Cornerstone Sport, says the collaboration is ideal since Indians thrive on the cricket and cinema industry. “What started out as a novelty game made us realize its true potential later.” The first edition saw the victory of the cricketers. Part of the proceeds from the 2016 match was used to help the drought-affected in Maharashtra.

Ranbir Kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan, and Arjun Kapoor together formed the All Stars Football Club which is owned by Bunty Walia. The All Heart Football Club is owned by Virat Kohli Foundation. Virat Kohli led the team last year as well, ended up in a 2-2 draw with Bachchan’s Playing For Humanity team.