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Rang de blue

When the clock strikes 2.30 today, the stars will stop everything to cheer Team India on.

entertainment Updated: Mar 30, 2011 02:31 IST
HT City Correspondent

India has come to a standstill. Bollywood, too, is on a total bandh. As India and Pakistan log heads at the World Cup
semi-final in Mohali today, it’s not just the aam aadmi, but even stars who are out to cheer the boys in blue.

Film shoots have been called off, thanks to stars who’re rushing to the stands or throwing power-packed parties around town. While actor Shah Rukh Khan is throwing a party at Mannat for friends Hrithik Roshan, Arjun Rampal and Karan Johar, actor Askhay Kumar has organised a special screening at his house for friends including filmmakers Sajid Khan and Sajid Nadiadwala.

Actor Aamir Khan confined the shooting of Reema Kagti’s film from 10am to 2pm, in order to catch the action live in Mohali. He is flying to the venue on a chartered plane with wife Kiran Rao.

Actor Kunal Khemu says,”I was supposed to go to Mohali but it didn’t work out. So I’ll watch the match with friends.” Actor Neha Dhupia says, “I’ll watch the match with pals. We have put up a big screen.” Bipasha Basu, who is in Kolkata, is flying back to Mumbai to catch the action with friends. Actor Tusshar Kapoor has requested the director of his film Shor to either wrap up the shoot before the match starts, or set up a screen for the crew. The team of Rohit Shetty’s Singham will also get a half day to watch the match. “Before that, we will catch the match between shots,” says actor AjayDevgn.

He earned lakhs off the match tickets
“I bought my semi-final tickets almost two months ago — seven tickets for Rs 1,000 each. Over the last week, I’ve sold each for close to Rs 1,00,000 — there were so many takers that I even turned my friends down! I’ve sold my own ticket too, but in lieu of this one day, I can have a thousand parties, and have no regrets,” says 21-year-old Chandigarh boy wishing not to be named

SMS jokes doing the rounds
*Good for Pakistan that the Indo-Pak match is in Mohali - it’s closer to the border, they can take rickshaws back home next week!
*I don’t want a job quota, gimme a seat in the Mohali stadium
*Afridi: Hum Sachin ko kisi haal me 100 nahi banane denge, Misbah: Magar hum kaise rokenge, wo to gazab ke form me hai, Afridi: Hum under 100 all out ho jayenge!
*A tip for all girls - How to know if it’s true love ... On wednesday, if your guy spends the entire day with you, marry him!
*Veena Malik is going to attend the India-Pakistan match. No wonder they’ve deployed bomb-disposal units at the stadium.