Films and cricket have always been passions akin to godliness in India. But with the recent foray of known Bollywood actors into football we see a gradual shift of interest. Now to herald the end of a 41-year-old ban on Indian films in Bangladesh, a friendly football match between our actors and theirs has been arranged.
On April 15 and in May, a team captained by Ranbir Kapoor will take on a Bangladeshi one, led by actor Firdaus, at two commemorative matches in Dhaka and in Kolkata.the matches are being organized to commemorate the ban Bangladesh had imposed in 1972 to protect the indigenous film industry from the onslaught of Indian, especially Hindi films. While the Bangladesh will be represented by stars from their film industry, the Indian team is likely to have Abhishek Bachchan, Prosenjit, Mithun Chakbraborty and with a host of Bengali stars, Ranbir will play as a striker.