Rockstar fame Ranbir Kapoor, who is gearing up for a football match with a social cause, says he would love to do a sports-centric film which tells the inspirational story of any Indian athlete. When asked, if Ranbir would like to do a film on a sportsperson, who would it be and why? He replied, "It's a tough question! We've a lot of athletes in the country and every story is worth listening to (and) will inspire others. I would personally love to do a sports-centric film sometime on any athlete who has made the nation proud."
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Ranbir is one of the 18 Bollywood celebrities from the All-Star Football Club (ASFC), including Abhishek Bachchan, Arjun Kapoor, Kartik Aaryan and Dino Morea, who will play a friendly match to support Magic Bus Foundation's goal to help 2,000 underprivileged children.
Magic Bus Foundation has associated with crowd-funding platform ImpactGuru.com in an initiative backed by GS Worldwide Entertainment to create awareness and raise funds for underprivileged children in 77 districts across 22 Indian states. The campaign, #GivingGoals, aims to raise Rs 60 lakh towards these programmes.
"Everything about football excites us (ASFC members)! Playing induces adrenaline, explains the basics of teamwork and its importance. As a viewer too, it is the most involving game for audiences. Every minute, every second of it has something exciting for both the players and audiences," Ranbir said.
Jayant Rastogi, CEO, Magic Bus India Foundation, is overwhelmed by the support pouring in from some of the well-known celebrities of Indian cinema.
"We have been fighting against poverty by ensuring children and young adults have a holistic education. Through this association, we hope to continue developing the skills today's children require for a secure, stable and bright career," he said.
Celebrity support in coming together to mobilise their fans from around the world to raise funds for a cause is heartening, said ImpactGuru.com's CEO and Co-founder Piyush Jain.