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A goal for Amitabh Bachchan!

November 03, 2003 13:48 IST

Amitabh BachchanBollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan will now play at a football match later this month in Jaisalmer.

The match is being organised as part of the annual desert festival on November 22.

Director Anil Sharma reportedly plans to capture the entire match on film for Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Sathiyon, which stars Bachchan. Costars Bobby Deol and Akshay Kumar, are also scheduled to take part in the match.

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It will be the second time that Bachchan is shooting a film in the desert town after Reshma Aur Shera, which he worked on in the early part of his career. He had visited Jaisalmer last year to celebrate his birthday (October 11), and watch the shooting of his son Abhishek's film, Mumbai Se Aaya Mera Dost.

Official sources said the district administration would extend every help to the film unit. "The unit needs about 1,200 spectators in traditional Rajasthani dresses in the stadium for the match. We are confident that Bachchan's popularity will make our task of attracting people into the stadium easy," assured Assistant Director of Tourism Upendra Singh Shekhawat.

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