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Bollywood stars, Malaysian ministers to play football
Petaling Jaya (Malaysia), Dec 1 Bollywood stars like Akshay
Khanna, Akshay Kumar and Arjun Rampal are set to challenge
Malaysia's cabinet ministers in a football match here Dec 8.
The Celebrity Soccer Match is a part of the Global Indian Film
Awards (GIFA) starting Dec 7.
Other Bollywood celebrities who will
take part in the match are Sohail Khan (captain), Bobby Deol,
Arbaaz Khan, Chunky Pandey, Sanjay Kapoor, Kamal Haasan, Zayed
Khan, Govinda, Dino Morea, Farhan Akhtar and Shahid Kapur.
Apart from the match, Ravi Chopra's "Baabul" will be premiered
at the GIFA 2006 and its main cast -- Amitabh Bachchan, Hema
Malini, Salman Khan, Rani Mukerji and John Abraham -- are
expected to attend the show.
The three-day event is jointly organised by One Big Option,
Popcorn Entertainment and Tourism Malaysia.
"The awards night will feature Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan,
Abishek Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif, Amisha Patel
and many more. It will be hosted by Arshad Warsi and Amrita
Arora," said Harjeet Singh of One Big Option.
Indian films are hugely popular in Malaysia.