Ranbir to watch Messi in action in KolkataAugust 20th, 2011 - 1:03 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) Bollywood star Ranbir Kapoor and film maker Anurag Basu will be present at the Salt Lake stadium here on Sep 2 to witness Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi in action.
“I would be coming to Kolkata on Aug 31 because I am the biggest fan of Messi. So me and Dada (Anurag Basu) made a plan long back that we would come and see Messi in action. So really looking forward to that. I hope Messi’s visit would do something good to Indian sports,” Ranbir told reporters here Friday night.
Ranbir was interacting with media regarding his upcoming movie ‘Barfee’ directed by Basu. Co-actors Priyanka Chopra and Ileana D’Cruz were also present at the program.
Soccer superstar Messi will make his debut as full-time Argentine captain but striker Carlos Tevez has been omitted from a star-studded Argentina team that will take on Venezuela in the FIFA official international friendly match.
“I have tied up with Barcelona football club. Messi plays for that team, so I had an opportunity to meet him then. But this time Messi is coming as Argentine player, so I will be present in the stadium just as a football fan,” said Ranbir.
“I have already booked tickets for the Messi match. Last time during Diego Forlan’s visit to Kolkata I wanted to come but couldn’t,” said Anurag.
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