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Ranveer, Ranbir have a ball

Ranveer Singh is apparently set to join the All Stars Football Club (ASFC), a league that comprises actors Ranbir Kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan, Sidharth Malhotra, Aditya Roy Kapur, Arjun Kapoor and Dino Morea, among others.

The team was surprised when Singh turned up at a practice session on Sunday. It was unusual, because the Bajirao Mastani actor has never played a match with ASFC before. Producer Bunty Walia, who runs and manages the team, tells Mid-day, “I have been asking Ranveer to play for ASFC for a while. We were surprised when he dropped by and were amazed to see his game. He played like a pro. He’s a great team guy and bonded well with everyone.”

Walia adds that Singh, a football aficionado, has agreed to participate in the charity matches. “Ranveer has committed that whenever we have a charity match, he will play. But getting him to sign on the dotted line and be part of the ASFC will take some more cajoling. But I will manage it over a period of time,” laughs Walia. Revealing how the actor learnt about Sunday’s practice session, Walia says, “We met at a wedding in Kolkata last week and discussed football. He wanted me to inform him about our next practice session. I messaged him about the Sunday session and he was there.”

Walia says that playing for the team will give Singh a chance to spend more time with his B-Town pals. “The good thing about being part of the team is that the actors get to bond with each other — whether itisAbhishek, Ranbir, Ranveer, Sidharth or Aditya, or the younger lot comprising Ishaan [Khattar] and Adaar and Armaan [Jain].”

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