Ranveer Singh to join Ranbir Kapoor's team?

Updated: Nov 29, 2017, 13:02 IST | Upala KBR

Ranveer Singh's presence at Sunday's charity football match alongside Ranbir Kapoor may become a frequent spotting as former contemplates officially joining league

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.

Ranbir Kapoor and Ranveer Singh at the practice match on Sunday
Ranbir Kapoor and Ranveer Singh at the practice match on Sunday

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.

Bunty Walia
Bunty 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 it is Abhishek, Ranbir, Ranveer, Sidharth or Aditya, or the younger lot comprising Ishaan [Khattar] and Adaar and Armaan [Jain]."

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