Abhishek Bachchan attends Match for Peace in Rome

Sep 03, 2014, 12:13 IST | Sonali Joshi Pitale

Abhishek Bachchan was a special guest at Match for Peace, a football match in Rome that is played by star players from different cultures, countries and religions in order to help spread the Pope’s message of peace to the world.

Abhishek Bachchan
Abhishek Bachchan

A source says, “Abhishek has had a tight schedule as he has been busy traveling with his kabbadi team and he is about to begin promoting his upcoming film, Happy New Year. But when he was approached for this cause, he could not turn it down. Moreover, he loves the game and follows all matches, so he immediately agreed to take some time out and fly down to Rome for the match.”

It is being said that the actor, who owns the Chennai team in the football tournament, Indian Super League, was the only Indian to attend this match that took place on Monday. “Abhishek was invited by former Inter Milan and Argentina captain Javier Zanetti to attend the match. It was organised by the Scholas Occurrentes initiative, an Argentine project that aims to educate the poor in different countries around the world; Italy’s Fundazione PUPI, which works towards uniting people of different faiths and the United Nations’ Rome-based Food and Agriculture Organisation.”

Abhishek’s spokesperson confirmed the story.

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