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When Arjun Kapoor met Cristiano Ronaldo and invited him to India

Arjun Kapoor met football star Cristiano Ronaldo in Madrid, and invited the international football star to India. The two even clicked a selfie, which Arjun shared on his Instagram page.

bollywood Updated: May 16, 2018 10:29 IST
Prashant Singh
Prashant Singh
Arjun Kapoor is a co-owner of Pune Football Club.
Arjun Kapoor is a co-owner of Pune Football Club.(Instagram)

One wouldn’t be wrong to say that Arjun Kapoor is living a ‘soccer dream’ of sorts. After all, he got to meet and hang out with Portuguese football star, Cristiano Ronaldo, in Madrid, Spain, on Monday. For the uninitiated, the actor has been roped in by the Spanish football league, La Liga, in a special tie-up.

A source close to the organisers reveals, “Yes, it’s true that Arjun met Cristiano (he plays for the Spanish football club, Real Madrid). The actor is keenly interested in the sport, and he spoke to Ronaldo about Real Madrid’s season so far and also wished him all the luck for the Champions League final match against Liverpool in Kiev, Ukraine. They also had an in-depth conversation about world football in general and also about Real’s chances of winning in the finals.”

Apparently, Arjun and Cristiano also spoke about the upcoming FIFA World Cup, which starts on June 14 in Russia. The source adds, “Arjun has followed Cristiano’s career and exploits very closely, so he was very excited to meet him and discuss the nitty-gritties of world football, especially since the actor loves the game and is knowledgeable about it too.”

Apparently, during their conversation, the Mubarakan (2017) actor also invited the footballer to India. “Arjun explained to Cristiano that he has an incredible fan following in India. The actor urged Cristiano to visit India and see for himself the immense love that India has for him. Cristiano, on his part, told Arjun that he would love to come down to India, as he is aware how much the fans here love him,” says the source.

Despite repeated attempts, Arjun, who is currently preparing the release of his film Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar, couldn’t be reached for a comment.

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First Published: May 16, 2018 10:29 IST