Bollywood’s gripped by cricket fever and B-towners seem to be reeling under the spell of the on-going World Cup. And even while all roads in B-Town may not be leading to Mohali in Punjab, where our men in blue will be taking on the rival Pak team in what is expected to be a thrilling semi-final tomorrow, our stars are not letting go of their dose of the cricket action. Whether in person at Mohali or catching up on the action while at work, B-Town will make sure cricket’s the name of the game.
Actors Abhishek Bachchan and Preity Zinta are two of the few stars who’re planning to catch the action live by flying to Mohali. Actor Deepika Padukone might also be joining them. Singer Mika will also be catching the match live.
Though the others won’t be seen in the stands cheering team India, they will be keeping their fingers crossed for our boys for sure. Reportedly, Bollywood Badshah Shah Rukh Khan will host a cricket party at Mannat where he, along with his close coterie of friends, will be cheering for India, as is actor Aamir Khan, who will apparently be hosting a bash at home with wife Kiran Rao.
Film-maker Sajid Khan said he would be attending a small get-together being planned at actor Akshay Kumar’s residence, though initially, the star was rather keen to attend the match. Actor Tusshar Kapoor was planning to go catch the action live, but changed his mind about it.
Actor Saif Ali Khan will be unable to attend the match as he’s shooting in Delhi for Agent Vinod. According to a source, “They are on a tight schedule, so, it may be tough for him to fly to Mohali even for a day. But he does plan to catch up on the match.” Bollywood hottie Kareena Kapoor is busy shooting for Short Term Shaadi, while Katrina Kaif who’s an avid cricket buff will be busy with Mere Brother Ki Dulhan. “But I’ll definitely keep a tab of the scores,” she smiles.
Actor Ranbir Kapoor is busy shooting for Barfee, and so will be skipping the match, but has plans to keep up with the team on TV. Bong beauty Bipasha Basu too is planning to catch on the action at home. “Will be at home watching and cheering for the team with my friends and family,” says Bips. Work commitments will be keeping actor Sonakshi Sinha away from the pitch too, as is also the case with the Devgns — Ajay and Kajol, who are at present in Goa.
Actors Riteish Deshmukh and Sanjay Dutt who are shooting for Double Dhamal in Macau have plans to put up the screens on sets and catch the match in between the shoots. Actor Sameera Reddy too wishes she could have gone to Mohali, but ‘I’m shooting in Karaikudi. But wishing the men in blue all the best!’ she says.