As an avid football fan, actor Ranbir Kapoor feels that his home city Mumbai should have a world class stadium for the game.
The 30-year-old actor is the vice-captain of the All Star
Football Club, which is led by actor Abhishek Bachchan. The
team will play their first game on March 30 at the Jawaharlal
Nehru Stadium in New Delhi, against the All Hearts Football
Club comprising of the Indian Cricket Team, led by captain
"I love football. I have been playing the game since
school. I carry a football with me, all the time and play with
my crew. I feel that infrastructure in Delhi is much better
than Mumbai. There isn't any good football stadium there. I
would like the authorities to take it up and give the city a
world class football stadium," said Ranbir, who is in the
capital to promote the charity match to be held this weekend.
Dressed casually in a navy blue polo t-shirt and grey
track pants, the Barfi! star braved the capital's heat and
enjoyed a fun practice session with the kids of the Magic Bus
When asked about his team's preparation for the upcoming
match against the cricketing stars, Ranbir said, "I am aware
that our opposition is very strong. The captain Virat Kohli is
very fit and fast. It is a challenge to play with the Indian
cricket team, where every player is so fit.
"But we are also very well prepared. We have taken tips
from Baichung Bhutia. We have had three months of practice.
Our team is very good- Marc Robinson, Dino Morea, Arjun
Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapoor- are all excited to
take on our opposition," he added.
The actor also discussed future plans of the All Star
Football Club and said, "We plan to play in Kolkata, which is
the hub of football in our country. We are also planning to
get an EPL team to play with us," he said.