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Bollywood shutting down to cheer Indian team

Published: Tuesday, March 29, 2011, 10:01 [IST]

Starting from 2:30 pm on Wednesday Bollywood will take a half day off to cheer the Indian team for the World Cup Semi-final match against Pakistan at Mohali. There will be no camera rolling and all the actions and drama will come to halt in B-Town tomorrow.

Stars like Aamir Khan, wife Kiran Rao, Preity Zinta, Suniel Shetty, Rahul Bose and singer Mika Singh will catch the match live at Mohali. While, other stars like actors Shahrukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Imran Khan and Deepika Padukone will be enjoying the action on their TV screens. Some of them are even planning to host parties at their houses by arranging for a special screenings of the match. 

Aamir Khan cancelled his shoot schedules and arranged for the match tickets. He will be flying to Mohali in his charter plane with his wife Kiran. Says the excited Aamir (TOI), “I am most excited about India reaching the semi-finals. Luckily my director is also a cricket fan and allowed me to take the day off to see the match live. So I am off the Mohali to cheer our team. All izzz well."

Bollywood baadshah Shahrukh Khan has also cancelled all his schedules for the day and has invited all his Bollywood friends to enjoy the match at his place. Wife Gauri has also planned for a special dinner for the guests.

The star cast of the film Desi Boyz, Deepika Padukone, Chitrangada Singh and John Abraham will also shut down the shooting schedules and watch the match from London, where the film is being shot presently. Deepika told TOI, "It doesn't matter which part of the world you are in. India is in the semi-final and there is no way one can miss it.''

Other actors like Preity Zinta, Suniel Shetty have arranged for tickets with friends and will be catching the live action at the stadium. Akshay Kumar and Bobby Deol will enjoy the match at some five star hotels with friends and families.

Even Shahid Kapoor, who is presently shooting for his father Pankaj Kapoor's Mausam, has installed a dish antenna in his vanity van and will cheer the Indian team in between his takes. Imran Khan and Kareena Kapoor have requested Karan Johar to install television on the sets of Short Term Shaadi, so that they can shoot and watch match at the same time.

Hmm!! looks like a lot of support coming only from Bollywood Town it self is over-whelming. We hope India makes us proud by winning the match against Pakistan.

Topics: aamir khan, kiran rao, preity zinta, shahrukh khan, akshay kumar, imran khan
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