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Abhishek Bachchan flies to Rome for a peace match

Jigar Shah, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, September 03, 2014
First Published: 16:16 IST(3/9/2014) | Last Updated: 17:58 IST(3/9/2014)

On Tuesday (September 2) we reported that Abhishek Bachchan could spare just half an hour to celebrate the victory of his kabaddi team because he had a flight to catch to Rome. It has now been revealed that the actor was headed to the Italian capital to be a part of the Interreligious Match For Peace, an event initiated by Pope Francis.

The event was organised to promote peace through sports, and was held at Rome’s Olympic Stadium. It brought together star players from different countries.

Abhishek was a special guest at the match, and represented his recently acquired Chennai team, which is part of a football league in India.

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“Abhishek was invited by former Inter Milan player Javier Zanetti to attend the match,” says a source.

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The actor’s love for football is widely known. He recently flew to Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil, to watch the FIFA World Cup semi-final and final games, along with his father Amitabh Bachchan.

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