Web Desk: Ranbir Kapoor is one of the 18 Bollywood celebrities from All-star Football Club (ASFC), including Abhishek Bachchan, Arjun Kapoor, Kartik Aaryan and Dino Morea, who will play a friendly match to support Magic Bus Foundation’s goal to help 2,000 underprivileged children.
Ranbir is set to play a football match for a cause. He said, ‘We’ve a lot of athletes in the country and every story is worth listening to (and) will inspire others. I would personally love to do a sport-centric film sometime on any athlete who has made the nation proud,”
While talking about his love for football, he said, “Everything about football excites us (ASFC members)! Playing induces adrenaline, explains the basics of teamwork and its importance. As a viewer too, it is the most involving game for audiences. Every minute, every second of it has something exciting for both the players and audiences.”
The film industry keeps playing friendly sports matches off and on for noble causes. “Sports in India is picking up and growing exponentially as a culture. We’re lucky to be a part of this process and it makes us proud whenever we can contribute to this positive trend,” added the actor, who is training hard to beat his seasoned opponents, who he believes have an “athletic edge” over his team.
There’s an opportunity for fans of AFSC stars to join the celebrities in raising funds.
CEO of Magic Bus Indian Foundation, Jayant Rastogi said, “We have been fighting against poverty by ensuring children and young adults have a holistic education. Through this association, we hope to continue developing the skills today’s children require for a secure, stable and bright career.”