New Delhi, March 30 (Calcutta Tube) Bollywood stars like Shah Rukh Khan, Arjun Rampal and Hrithik Roshan are not leaving anything to chance to catch the India-Pakistan World Cup semifinal either at home, at a get together or in a restaurant. Those who are busy shooting plan to catch the action in their vanity vans.
Some actors like Shah Rukh Khan have planned get togethers, while a host of actors like Aamir Khan, Vivek Oberoi, Rahul Bose and Preity Zinta, among others, are in Mohali to watch the clash live, said a source.
Shah Rukh has invited Karan Johar, Arjun Rampal, Hrithik Roshan and Chunkey Pandey at his Bandra house Mannat, and actress Priyanka Chopra might join them after wrapping up her shooting for the ‘Agneepath’ remake.
Popular singer Shaan will host his friends Babul Supriyo and music composer Pritam Chakraborty at his place to cheer for India.
The frenzy is such that actors like Riteish Deshmukh and Arshad Warsi, who are currently in Macau for the shooting of ‘Double Dhamaal’, have planned to watch the showdown at an eating joint.
‘In Macau for the shoot of Double Dhamaal -IND-PAK match-the enitre unit is going to raid an Indian restaurant to watch the match-GD Luck INDIA,’ Riteish posted on Twitter.
Meanwhile, actors Sophie Choudry and Genelia D’Souza are cribbing about being stuck in shooting during the much-awaited semifinal.
‘All my friends are either at the match or watching it in a big gang…But I’m stuck shooting!! Gonna sneak into my van whnever I can! Go Indiaia!’ tweeted Sophie.
Genelia, who was hoping get a half-day off from the shooting of a film she hasn’t named, posted: ‘So I don’t think I’m going 2get a half day, still hoping my director has a change of heart else I’ll hav 2 catch it during breaks in my van.’
Many like Neil Nitin Mukesh and actress Anushka Sharma have decided to slouch on their couches at home for the match.
‘I am really excited about India-Pakistan match. I am watching it with my brother at my home. Everything is on hold for the match. I hope we will win,’ said Anushka.
One wonders what the Bachchan clan is up to, as Abhishek had recently commented: ‘I am not going to watch the match. In my house, we are very superstitious. Whenever we watch television, we lose, so I will be sitting, waiting for my friends to call me and update me on the scores.’