Bollywood beats politicians 10-0 in charity football match in Delhi

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jul 25, 2016 18:00 IST
Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor plays during a charity football match between Bollywood actors and Parliamentarians in New Delhi on Sunday. (Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)

With an aim to raise funds and spread awareness about the two flagship initiatives by PM Narendra Modi — the ‘lean India campaign and a female empowerment programme — Bollywood celebrities came together for a charity football match against the politicians in Delhi on Sunday.

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Actor Ranbir Kapoor, who captained the team briefly, scored five goals in the game, Dino Morea scored a brace, while Shabbir Ahluwalia, Karan Wahi and Sachin Joshi scored one goal each as they thrashed the Parliamentarians by 10-0.

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev made a special appearance on the pitch to raise awareness for the initiatives.

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The parliamentarians were led by minister of state for heavy industries Babul Supriyo. Others on his team included BJP MPs Manoj Tewari, Parvesh Verma, Kamlesh Paswan, Satish Gautam, Bhola Singh, INLD’s Dushyant Chautala and Ram Mohan Naidu of Telugu Desam Party.

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