Actor Ranbir Kapoor plays a fun match with the kids from Magic Bus before the main ASFC match

Ranbir Kapoor soccer practice session with kids from Magic Bus

Mumbai, March 29, 2013 (Washington Bangla Radio): Continuing with the football (soccer) mania, Ranbir Kapoor who is also a founder of the All Stars Football Club, a property of charitable trust, Playing for Humanity, had his first media interaction in the capital city just two days before the actual match.

Ranbir played a fun practice session with the kids from Magic Bus, the main organization to which the proceeds of the match will be given to. Magic Bus is a non-profit-organization that works towards an overall development of the underprivileged kids of society.

After enjoying with the kids, Ranbir had an interaction with the media where he said, “I'm fortunate to be one of the founders of the club. Bunty walia came with this brilliant idea and all the profits go to the charity organisations and I think it’s a great cause and we have had a great time. We are practising every Sunday since the last 6 to 7 months. We all are very passionate. I think sports is very important for every individual not only for celebrities, for various reasons - one it keeps you very healthy and so many things it teaches you about team work, team spirit and discipline.  I'm lucky enough to play a sporting event with cricketers, they all have a great spirit. It will be a fun match. I have been passionate about football right from school days. I played for the under 14, under 16 and I played for the district but then of course once you get into college and start working you lose touch with the sport. I'm lucky to be a part of this as it makes me play football every week. I always played right up on the wings forward but I would like to try and play mid field also at some game. We are trying very hard, we come from a different industry and when we play football we need lot of stamina and practice. It’s a team sport and we are getting there. Every school should encourage the sport in India because if you start encouraging at a young age the kids are aware."

Managed by GS Worldwide Entertainment, the first match will be played between All Stars Football Club, captained by Abhishek Bachchan and All Hearts Football Club, captained by Virat Kohli, on March 30th, 2013 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi.

Managed by GS Entertainment, The All Stars Football Club spearheaded by Bollywood icons Abhishek Bachchan (Captain), Ranbir Kapoor, Dino Morea, , Arjun Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Marc Robinson, Shabir Ahluwalia, Karan Wahi, Ameet Gaur, Aditya Roy Kapoor, Sachiin Joshi, Raj Kundra, Caesar Gonzalves, Bosco Martis, Romeo Gates, Mazhar Dalvi, Jignesh Antala, Jas Bilang, Rohan Shreshta, sporting icons Leander Paes, Nishant Mehra and Ritwik Bhattacharya and other icons from the Entertainment industry. The main aim of the All Star Football Club is to collect money for charity while using the ever growing game of football in India as a platform to do so. This is in turn also helps promoting the sport Football in India. ASFC will bring Sports and entertainment together and demonstrate each other’s strengths by adding immense value to the business of brands.

Cornerstone Sport and Entertainment started the All Heart Football Club, as they saw this as an excellent platform for cricketers to express their softer side in a more relaxed environment by playing second favourite sport one of their favourite sport—football. The overall idea is to offer all our cricketers an opportunity to give back to society through this medium. The members playing in the team are Virat Kohli (Captain), MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh, R. Ashwin, Zaheer Khan, Rohit Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ravindra Jadeja, Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Ashoke Dinda, Ishant Sharma, Pragyan Ojha, Ajinkya Rahane, RP Singh, Praveen Kumar, Bhubaneshwar Kumar, Smit Patel, Harmeet Singh and Vijay ZOL.