Ranbir Kapoor afraid to play cards with Akshay Kumar?

  • Shalvi Mangaokar, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
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  • Updated: Nov 06, 2013 10:11 IST
  • Bachchan's Diwali bash: (L-R) Jaya Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Gauri Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan. (Photo: Yogen Shah)

  • Anushka Sharma at Aamir Khan's bash. (Photo: Yogen Shah)

  • Shah Rukh Khan's wife Gauri Khan at Sohail Khan's Diwali party. (HT Photo)

  • Vidya Balan with hubby Siddharth  Roy Kapur at Aamir Khan's party. (Photo: Yogen Shah)

  • Karan Johar made his presence felt at filmmaker Vikas Bahl’s Diwali party. (Photo: Yogen Shah)

  • Shahid Kapoor was spotted at the same party. (Photo: Yogen Shah)

  • Vivek Oberoi and Priyanka Chopra at Vikas Bahl’s Diwali party. (Photo: Yogen Shah)

Diwali is the time for card parties in Bollywood and stars go all out playing for high stakes.

At the recent Diwali party hosted by the Bachchans — Amitabh, Jaya, Abhishek and Aishwarya — celebrities turned up in high numbers to play cards, but apparently stayed away from one card player. An insider from the party claims that the star everyone was scared to play with was none other than Akshay Kumar.

"Akshay is a pro at playing cards. And everyone knows about this reputation. He has been playing for years and knows all the tricks of the game,” says the insider.

The source says that Akshay learnt how to play cards like a pro during his stay in Bangkok, Thailand, adding that while it seemed difficult for Akshay to get a table to play at, he was seen trying to get Ranbir Kapoor to join him. However, the young star too is believed to have backed off. 

“Ranbir was one of the many actors playing cards at the do. When Akshay approached him to play with him, Ranbir told him that he has heard that he’s a dangerous player to play with,” the insider adds.


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