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FIFA World Cup fever: SRK 'over the moon'; Bachchan Sr late for shoot

Last updated on: June 13, 2014 15:42 IST

FIFA World Cup fever: SRK 'over the moon'; Bachchan Sr late for shoot

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It seems that Brazil World Cup fever has taken over Bollywood as well, with Shah Rukh Khan taking to Twitter to express his excitement over the sports fiesta.

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While superstar Amitabh Bachchan, a self-confessed football fan, was awake till late on Thursday night for the opening FIFA World Cup match.

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Image: Shah Rukh Khan dances
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SRK was glued to his TV

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The 48-year-old Bollywood actor wrote that he was ‘completely over the moon’ with the FIFA World Cup knocking on the door, and was glued to his TV.

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A few hours before that, Khan had also shared that he spent his day with his baby boy, AbRam, calling him a ‘bundle of big happiness’.

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Image: Shah Rukh Khan (right) with his daughter Suhana
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'Its going to be a late night'

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The opening celebration had Jennifer Lopez performing on the official World Cup song 'We Are One (Ole Ola)' with Pitbull and Claudia Leitte.

Amitabh Bachchan felt that the opening ceremony of FIFA World Cup 2014 could have been better.

But the 71-year-old actor waited for the Brazil and Croatia match to kick-off and confessed that he would be late for the shoot on Friday.

"Its World Cup. Its FIFA. Its football. Its Brazil. Its music and dance. Its passion and the greatest talent in the world of sport… Its amazing!

"Its going to be a late night... Its the first game Brazil v Croatia... Its what we have waited for. Its a given and its going to be a late reporting whether they like it or not, at the shoot tomorrow..." Bachchan wrote on his blog.

The Yudh actor also reminisced the 1994 FIFA World Cup final between Brazil and Italy, when he landed with no tickets and desperately tried to get into the stadium.

"My moment with football would have to be the Italy Brazil final in Los Angeles for the World Cup... Taking a sudden decision to travel at the drop of a minute and landing up with no tickets, no Hotel reservations, walking around and desperately trying to get to find a way of getting into the stadium... And managing to get a few after paying premium money, and watching the great (Roberto) Baggio and Romario and the victory for Brazil ..." he added.

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Image: Amitabh Bachchan
Photographs: Courtesy: Amitabh Bachchan/Twitter

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John Abraham turns football expert

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John Abraham was spotted giving expert comments on football on a live pre-game show called Cafe Rio.

The 41-year-old Bollywood actor, who is a football enthusiast, took to Twitter and shared his excitement asking fans to ‘grab their favorite jersey’, and even posted a picture, where he's standing with ace players Peter Crouch and Mikael Silvestre, who were also part of the show, along with host Gaurav Kapoor.

Though the actor seemed happy to be the part of the show, the viewers didn't feel the same as several people posted on Twitter that the commentary really killed the mood and made them ‘sleepy’.


Image: John Abraham, extreme right with Peter Crouch, left and Mikael Silvestre
Photographs: Courtesy: John Abraham/Twitter

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